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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 and factual entertainment 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 currently one of the presenters for BT Sport, hosting Rugby Union, SportsHUB, Moto GP and Boxing Tonight. Chris co-presents BBC1's Watchdog and has recently reported for Sunday Morning Live. Other presenting credits include Food Inspectors, Real Rescues and Cash in the Attic for BBC1 as well as 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. In March 2014, Chris and his pet dog Winnie took part in Sport Relief's Top Dog for BBC2.

  • TV:
  • Watchdog - BBC1
  • Stargazing Live - BBC1
  • Countdown - Channel 4
  • Food Inspectors - BBC1
  • Sunday Morning Live - BBC1
  • European Rugby Champions Cup - BT Sport
  • Premiership Rugby Union - BT Sport
  • SportsHUB - BT Sport
  • Boxing Tonight - BT Sport
  • Moto GP - BT Sport
  • Holiday of My Lifetime with Len Goodman - BBC1
  • Sport Relief's Top Dog - BBC2
  • The Alan Titchmarsh Show - ITV
  • Celebrity Fifteen to One - Channel 4
  • Spring Kitchen with Tom Kerridge - BBC1
  • The Lord Mayor's Show - BBC1
  • Goodbye Television Centre - BBC4
  • Find My Past - Yesterday
  • Olympic Breakfast - BBC1
  • Show Me The Monet - BBC2
  • Real Rescues - BBC1
  • Food Factory - BBC1
  • The Diamond Jubilee Carriage Procession - BBC1
  • The Diamond Jubilee Service of Thanksgiving - BBC1
  • The Diamond Jubilee Thames Pageant - BBC1
  • BBC Breakfast - BBC1
  • 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
  • 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)