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 often co-hosting the show. He is one of the presenters of BBC One’s Watchdog as well as a number of other leading programmes across BBC One and BBC Two. He is probably best known to many as 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 and England footballer.) He also took part in Sky One’s The Match, playing a full 90 minutes on the celebrity side.
In 2011, Chris was a key part of the BBC team covering The Royal Wedding. Chris also took part in Celebrity Antiques Road Trip for BBC Children In Need.