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Chris Hollins

TV & Radio Presenter

From the USA Masters Golf to the World Cup, to Royal Ascot and Wimbledon, Chris Hollins is recognised as one of television's most popular sports presenters.

Chris was the main sports reporter on BBC Breakfast from October 2005 to March 2012, on air on Monday to Thursday mornings as well as a regular co-host of the show. In Summer 2012 he was back on the breakfast sofa co-hosting Olympic Breakfast for BBC1 during the London 2012 Olympic Games. He is now one of the presenters of BT Sport Live. Chris co-presents BBC1's Watchdog, Real Rescues and The Food Inspectors and is one of the presenters of Cash in the Attic for BBC1 and Cash in the Celebrity Attic for BBC2. Chris is also the host of history series Find My Past for Yesterday and BBC2's arts series Show Me The Monet; presenter of Dirty Tricks of the Tradesmen for BBC1 and co-host of The Great British Weather for BBC1. He is also the winner of Strictly Come Dancing 2009.

Before moving to BBC Breakfast, Chris was sports presenter for BBC News 24 and also reported for Grandstand and Football Focus. He began his career at Sky Sports in 1994, followed by spells at Channel One, GMTV, Meridian and Channel 5.

A talented sportsman, Chris played football for QPR and Aldershot. (His father is John Hollins MBE, the former Chelsea, Arsenal, QPR and England footballer.) He also took part in Sky One's The Match, playing a full 90 minutes on the celebrity side.

After graduating from Tonbridge School in 1989, he attended the University of Durham and later Oxford University where he gained Blues in both cricket and football.

Chris has appeared in a cameo role in the feature film Run Fat Boy Run; an experience that he thoroughly enjoyed.

Always up for a challenge, Chris has taken part in BBC1's Celebrity MasterChef and learnt a whole ice skating routine for BBC1's New Year's Eve celebrations! 2009 brought a whole new challenge however, as Chris took part in Series 7 of Strictly Come Dancing for BBC1. With 16 couples, 14 weeks, 654 hours of training and 17 dances to learn, Chris was the only contestant to never be in the dance-off and his popularity with the public finally led to him lifting the glitterball trophy! Chris also took part in the Strictly tour at various venues around the UK in early 2010.

In 2011, Chris was part of the BBC team covering The Royal Wedding and he also took part in Celebrity Antiques Road Trip for BBC Children In Need. Chris was also part of the BBC's presentation team covering several of The Diamond Jubilee events, live for BBC1 in June 2012.

  • TV:
  • Watchdog - BBC1/BBC1 HD
  • The Lord Mayor's Show - BBC1
  • BT Sport Live - BT Sport
  • Goodbye Television Centre - BBC4
  • The Food Inspectors - BBC1/BBC1 HD
  • Find My Past - Yesterday
  • Olympic Breakfast - BBC1/BBC1 HD
  • Show Me The Monet - BBC2
  • Real Rescues - BBC1/BBC1 HD
  • Food Factory - BBC1/BBC1 HD
  • The Diamond Jubilee Carriage Procession - BBC1/BBC1 HD
  • The Diamond Jubilee Service of Thanksgiving - BBC1/BBC1 HD
  • The Diamond Jubilee Thames Pageant - BBC1/BBC1 HD
  • BBC Breakfast - BBC1/BBC1 HD
  • Celebrity Antiques Road Trip - BBC2
  • Dirty Tricks of the Tradesmen - BBC1
  • The Great British Weather - BBC1
  • Cash in the Attic - BBC1
  • Cash in the Celebrity Attic - BBC2
  • The Royal Wedding - BBC1
  • The Alan Titchmarsh Show - ITV1
  • Loose Women - ITV1
  • The Vanessa Show - Channel 5
  • Pointless Celebrities - BBC1
  • Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two - BBC2
  • Strictly Come Dancing - BBC1
  • The Day the Olympics Come to Town - BBC1 (London)
  • Ready, Steady, Cook - BBC2
  • Celebrity MasterChef - BBC1
  • The Match - Sky One
  • Grandstand - BBC1
  • Football Focus - BBC1
  • BBC Sports Personality of the Year - BBC1
  • BBC News 24
  • Radio:
  • The Breakfast Show - BBC Radio London
  • Film:
  • Run Fat Boy Run (cameo appearance)