Chris started his career in broadcast when he worked in hospital radio and went on to have his own student radio show on Southampton University’s station whilst he was studying politics there. He joined BBC Radio 1’s “Scott Mills Show” in 2012 as a regular host weekdays 1-4pm where he has found himself half naked in Liverpool, being spray tanned on air and interviewing Mila Kunis and asking her for a date to the football. (She said yes!) It was this interview with Mila that led to Chris being an overnight YouTube star and then appearing on CNN and Good Morning America talking about “that” interview.
Chris works regularly on BBC’s Saturday Kitchen appearing as a guest on both VT and in studio, exploring subjects such as cuisine at football matches (can you check this is what it was about) and Christmas menus as top London hotels. 2019 will see Chris presenting a BBC documentary series that will take you to the heart of the FA Cup in “It’s On The Line”. 2018 saw Chris work on two new projects – he presented BBC iPlayer’s “My World Cup Sticker Mission” and also joined Peter Crouch and Tom Fordyce on BBC 5Live’s hugely successful “That Peter Crouch podcast.”
Whilst at Radio 1 he has hosted the iPlayer show “ICYMI” – a round of of the week’s highlights on R1 and R1Xtra, presented the documentary “Lad Points” and others covering bullying and money. With a number of Radio 1 plaudits under his belt, Chris is the one you see getting soaked on the hugely successful Innuendo Bingo.
He has also had his autobiography, “24 Years at the Tap End” serialised on the station and in 2016, and anÂ audio documentary for Radio 1 about going dry for a month.
2014 saw Chris present his own show for Channel 4, “Celeb Hunter: 2 Chairs, 1 Chat” where Chris went around the country with two fishing chairs, finding and meeting up with celebrities in his mobile studio.
Not long after this Chris went on to be the resident team captain on E4’s brand new show, “Virtually Famous” . For 4Shorts he made “Crazy Celeb Diets” which saw Chris (try to) stuff his face according to the diet of The Rock to Winston Churchill.
Chris is a keen writer having contributed to The Sun and The Observer. He is also a very popular DJ and can be seen playing at clubs, student nights and Young Farmers’ nights out. He has voiced adverts for “Football Manager” and a variety of campaigns for the BBC.
Chris is an avid Watford FC supporter, chef and scored 9/15 in the FHM Bloke test. He is also an ambassador for The National Federation of Young Farmers.
Recently Chris explored the world of extreme festivals in a series of iPlayer documentaries for the BBC which saw him visit Utah’s Gathering of the Juggalos and Japan’s Naked Man Festival . More episodes will air in 2017.
He has also appeared on Celebrity Mastermind and BBC2’s Robot Wars and has taken the popular Radio 1 feature “Innuendo Bingo” on to BBC1’s Comic Relief, spitting water for charity on Joel Dommett.
Whilst The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made a recent appearance on radio 1, Chris asked the question we have all wanted to know the answer to: “Do the Royals have a family WhatsApp group”.