The lead presenter on BT Sport, Chris Hollins is unquestionably recognized as one of television’s most popular presenters. The son of former Chelsea footballer John Hollins and a former sportsman himself, he is an expert in the sporting field having presented on numerous sports including the USA Masters, Wimbledon, Ascot and The FIFA World Cup. He is also well known for his appearances presenting on BBC Breakfast and Watchdog. Additional credits include; News 24, Cash in The Attic, Cash In The Celebrity Attic, The One Show and of course as a winner of the popular reality show, Strictly Come Dancing.
A lead presenter at BT Sport, where credits include live coverage of the Women’s Hockey World Cup, the Men’s Hockey World League Semi Finals, hosting the FIH Hockey Champions Trophy, the Singha Premiership Rugby 7’s, Aviva Premiership Rugby, BT Sports Score, Sports Hub, Moto GP and Boxing Tonight, Chris is a presenter, journalist and former sportsman of great repute. Chris hails from a sporting family with his father and uncle formerly playing football for club and country. It’s perhaps not surprising therefore that he found himself early on playing football at Charlton Athletic and QPR. Never quite aspiring to the heights of his father and uncle’s success, Chris entered university where he played first-class cricket ultimately gaining a blue for Oxford.
Chris began his journalism career at Channel 1TV before moving to Sky TV and spells at GMTV, Meridian and Five TV. In 1999 Chris joined the BBC News team, reported on Grandstand and Football Focus before ultimately taking over for Rob Bonnet on BBC Breakfast.
During his time as BBC Breakfast’s sport’s reporter, Chris gained something of a reputation for jumping in feet first on a variety of physically grueling challenges! Among them, an appearance on Strictly Come Dancing, which he won with partner Ola Jordan. Other TV roles have seen him present on Cash In The Attic, The One Show, The Great British Weather, Food Inspectors, The Royal Wedding, Diamond Jubilee events and of course, the consumer programmes Watchdog and Secret Britain.
He has also made a number of guest appearances for charity on such shows as; Celebrity Antiques Roadtrip, Children in Need and Sport Relief’s Top Dog.
Chris is a popular choice on the corporate circuit where he is available as an awards host.