Chris Hollins

Chris Hollins

TV & Radio Presenter

Official Agent: Jo Carlton

From Watchdog to the World Cup, from Strictly to the Olympics, Chris Hollins is recognised as one of television's most popular sports and factual entertainment presenters.

Chris is a main presenter for BT Sport, having recently hosted live coverage of the Women's Hockey World Cup, the Men's Hockey World League Semi-Finals and previously hosted the FIH Hockey Champions Trophy, the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s Series, Aviva Premiership Rugby, BT Sport Score, SportsHUB, Moto GP and Boxing Tonight. Chris regularly hosts BBC Radio Berkshire and previously co-presented BBC1's Watchdog and Secret Britain.

Chris was the main sports reporter for BBC Breakfast from October 2005 to March 2012, on air 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. Prior to 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.

His previous presenting credits for BBC1 include The One Show, Food Inspectors, Real Rescues, Cash In The Attic, Dirty Tricks Of The Tradesmen and The Great British Weather. He has hosted history series Find My Past for Yesterday and BBC2's arts series Show Me The Monet. Chris is also the winner of Strictly Come Dancing 2009; the only contestant to never be in the dance-off and he took part in the Strictly tour in 2010. His iconic Charleston routine was featured in a countdown of the show's 25 most memorable dances in the Strictly Christmas Special; claiming 13th place as voted for by the public. Chris remains a regular guest on the Strictly spin-off show It Takes Two.

Chris was part of the BBC team covering The Royal Wedding and he also participated in Celebrity Antiques Road Trip for BBC Children In Need. Chris was also on 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.

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

Chris is a keen golfer, playing off a seven handicap and is President of The Oxfordshire Golf Club, close to his home in Henley-on-Thames. In July 2021, he won the Celebrity Pro-Am at the Staysure PGA Seniors Championship at Formby, amassing 46 Stableford points to secure his place in the Grand Final in Mauritius at the end of the year.

In July 2020 Chris produced FORE, a series for Sky Sports Golf presented by Tour star Tommy Fleetwood, featuring golf's funniest videos. From March 2022 comes a brand new six-part series produced and presented by Chris. Golf's Greatest Holes follows Chris and former Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley as they travel around Ireland and Northern Ireland playing their favourite golf courses while taking in the beautiful Irish scenery. The series is available on demand via NBC's GolfPass subscription service.

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

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TV Credits

  • Golf's Greatest Holes - NBC GolfPass
  • FIH Hockey Pro League - BT Sport
  • Kirstie's Celebrity Craft Masters - Channel 4
  • The Lord Mayor's Show - BBC1
  • Women's Hockey World Cup - BT Sport
  • Men's Hockey World League Semi-Finals - BT Sport
  • Wedding Day Winners - BBC1
  • Children In Need - BBC1
  • Celebrity Money For Nothing - BBC1
  • Celebrity Eggheads - BBC2
  • Countdown - Channel 4
  • Aviva Premiership Rugby Union - BT Sport
  • BT Sport Score - BT Sport
  • Singha Premiership Rugby 7s Series - BT Sport
  • FIH Hockey Champions Trophy - BT Sport
  • Delete, Delete, Delete - BBC1 Northern Ireland
  • Secret Britain - BBC1
  • The One Show - BBC1
  • Watchdog - BBC1
  • Pointless Celebrities - BBC1
  • All Star Mr & Mrs - ITV
  • European Rugby Champions Cup - BT Sport
  • The Superhumans Show - Channel 4
  • Watchdog At 30 - BBC1
  • Stargazing Live - BBC1
  • Food Inspectors - BBC1
  • Sunday Morning Live - BBC1
  • 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
  • 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


  • talkRADIO
  • BBC Radio Berkshire
  • The Breakfast Show - BBC Radio London


  • Run Fat Boy Run (2007)
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