Adam Pearson graduated from The University of Brighton with a degree in business management. He worked various jobs in television production for the BBC and Channel 4 including the shows The Undateables and Beauty and the Beast. In 2013, he was cast alongside Scarlett Johansson in Jonathan Glazer's film Under the Skin. He said that he hoped the role would challenge disfigurement stigma. He worked as a researcher for the BBC and Channel 4 before becoming a strand presenter on the first series of Beauty And The Beast: The Ugly Face Of Prejudice on Channel 4. He was also one of the development team of Beauty And The Beast and consulted on the Dutch version of the series. Pearson has worked on all five series of The Undateables for Channel 4 as the casting researcher. He has presented the BBC Three documentaries, Adam Pearson: Freak Show and The Ugly Face Of Disability Hate Crime, and appeared as a reporter in the Channel 4 series, Tricks Of The Restaurant Trade. Pearson was nominated as UK Documentary Presenter of the Year at the 2016 Grierson Awards.