|Born||Christopher Jonathan Hollins
20 March 1971
Bromley, London, England
|Occupation||Journalist, Presenter, Sportsman|
|Notable credit(s)||BBC Breakfast (2005–12)
Food Inspectors (2012—)
|Spouse(s)||Sarah Alexander (m. 2012)|
|Full name||Christopher Jonathan Hollins|
|Date of birth||20 March 1971|
|Height||5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
|Full name||Christopher Jonathan Hollins|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Batting style||Right-hand batsman|
|Bowling style||Right-arm off break|
|Domestic team information|
|First-class debut||20 April 1994 Oxford University v Glamorgan|
|Last First-class||29 June 1994 Oxford University v Cambridge University|
|Source: CricketArchive, 22 December 2007|
Christopher Jonathan "Chris" Hollins (born 20 March 1971) is an English journalist, presenter and sportsman, currently employed by the BBC and best known for being the sports correspondent for BBC Breakfast until 2012, and for winning Strictly Come Dancing 2009. Since 2010, Hollins presents BBC series Watchdog alongside Anne Robinson and Matt Allwright.
Christopher Jonathan Hollins was born into a footballing family in Bromley, South London. His father is John Hollins MBE, the former Chelsea, Arsenal, QPR and England footballer. His uncle David was a goalkeeper and played for Newcastle United as well as Wales, winning eleven caps.
After leaving Tonbridge School in 1989, he played football for Charlton, Queens Park Rangers, and Aldershot Town. He then attended Durham University and subsequently Oxford University for whom he played first-class cricket and gained a blue.
Hollins was the main sport presenter on Breakfast, presenting on Mondays-Thursdays until his final show on 21 March 2012 (he had decided not to make the move to Salford as the show was being relocated). He was also a regular male relief presenter during the week, standing in for main presenter Bill Turnbull. Hollins has reported from the 2002 World Cup in Japan, the 2010 World Cup, and America to cover The Masters golf in 2007.
In September 2010 Hollins became a co-presenter on Watchdog. In July 2011 Hollins became a co-presenter on BBC One's programme The Great British Weather.
Chris Hollins is an ambassador for Gold Challenge, part of the official mass participation legacy programme for the London 2012 Games. Gold Challenge is a fund-raising challenge where participants take on five or more Olympic and Paralympic sports to raise money for a charity of their choice.
Strictly Come Dancing
Hollins won the 2009 series of Strictly Come Dancing with dance partner Ola Jordan, beating Ricky Whittle in the final. He consistently won the public vote throughout, despite losing the judges' vote 190 – 186 in the Final. Chris and Ola were the only pair in the competition never to face the "Dance Off".
- All partnered with Ola Jordan
|Week||Dance/Song||Judges' score||Total score|
|Craig Revel Horwood||Darcey Bussell||Len Goodman||Alesha Dixon||Bruno Tonioli|
|1||Tango / "Sharp Dressed Man"||6||–||7||7||6||26|
|Rumba / "Don't Know Much"||7||–||8||8||7||30|
|3||Quickstep / "Dancing Fool"||5||–||6||6||6||23|
|4||Salsa / "Micaela"||6||–||7||6||6||25|
|5||Jive / "Roll Over Beethoven"||5||–||6||6||5||22|
|6||American Smooth / "Jimmy Mack"||7||–||7||7||7||28|
|7||Cha Cha Cha / "Shake Your Groove Thing"||7||–||8||7||7||29|
|8||Foxtrot / "I Could Have Danced All Night"||8||–||9||9||8||34|
|9||Paso Doble / "I Believe in a Thing Called Love"||6||–||8||9||7||30|
|10||Viennese Waltz / "A New Day Has Come"||7||–||7||8||7||29|
|11||Charleston / "Fat Sam's Grandslam"||8||–||8||9||9||34|
|12||Waltz / "At This Moment"||8||8||8||9||8||41|
|Samba / "Cuba"||8||8||8||8||7||39|
|13||Rumba / "Total Eclipse of the Heart"||7||7||8||8||8||38|
|Argentine Tango / "Bust Your Windows"||8||8||9||9||8||42|
|14||Foxtrot / "I Could Have Danced All Night"||9||9||9||10||9||46|
|Lindy Hop / "Sing Sing Sing"||8||9||9||9||9||44|
|Charleston / "Fat Sam's Grandslam"||10||10||10||10||10||50|
|Showdance / "Do You Love Me"||9||9||9||10||9||46- Winners|
- "All that glitters... One quick step from Oxford to Strictly". Oxford Today 23 (2): 19. Hilary Term 2011.
- Tonbridge School
- Sons and Daughters
- Chris Hollins & Ola Jordan BBC – Strictly Come Dancing 2009
- In a taxi with... Twinkle-toed TV presenter Chris Hollins Mail Online, 6 February 2010.
- Chris Hollins to stand in for Adrian Chiles on The One Show The Mirror, 9 April 2010
- Chris Hollins Talent4Media
- Strictly's Chris Hollins: 'If only I could be four again' Mail Online, 11 December 2009
- Full cast and crew for Run Fatboy Run Internet Movie Database
- Announcement of wedding on 3rd March 2012 The Times, 5 March 2012
- Chris Hollins at the Internet Movie Database
- Chris Hollins appointed new Sports Presenter on BBC Breakfast BBC Press Office, 5 October 2005
- Chris Hollins Breakfast Profile and Interview, BBC News, 24 October 2005
- Chris Hollins on the Yesterday website
Tom Chambers and Camilla Dallerup
|Strictly Come Dancing Champion
(with partner Ola Jordan)
Series 7 (2009)
Kara Tointon and Artem Chigvintsev