Helen Chamberlain

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Helen Chamberlain
Born (1967-04-02) 2 April 1967 (age 47)
Street, Somerset
Occupation Television presenter

Helen Marie Chamberlain (born 2 April 1967, in Street, Somerset) is an English television presenter.

She previously worked as a holiday-camp entertainer and DJ before working on a variety of radio and television programmes.

Biography[edit]

Chamberlain worked as a Bluecoat at Pontins holiday camp and an announcer at Chessington World of Adventures,[1] before becoming a club Disc Jockey.[2]

She was discovered at Chessington by a producer for Nickelodeon, where she began presenting in 1994. She began presenting on Sky Sports's popular British Saturday morning sports show Soccer AM from 1995. She also guest presented on two former Channel 4 breakfast shows - The Big Breakfast alongside Johnny Vaughan, and RI:SE.

Chamberlain is still a presenter on Soccer AM and has also presented on Sky TV's dedicated Poker channel Sky Poker.[3]

She appeared in a raunchy photo shoot for the May 2004 edition of Penthouse.[4] She also modelled in underwear for Euro 2004 in Trafalgar Square, and during the photoshoot caused the driver of a double decker bus to run into the back of another bus because he was staring at her.[5]

Sports[edit]

A pub-league level darts player when she was younger, Chamberlain claims to have once beaten Eric Bristow in a game of darts-cricket.[1]

Chamberlain finished second in the 2005 Poker Million tournament winning $400,000. She spent her winnings on buying a Range Rover for her boyfriend, and the racehorse Birkspiel.[6] The horse is trained by Simon Dow at Clear Height Stables in Epsom. On his first outing for the presenter, in April 2006, he won a €50,000 Group 3 race in Baden-Baden, Germany. One month later, he finished third in a Group 2 race in Cologne, Germany. She also owned the flat racer Napoletano, she also co-owned sprinter Merlin's Dancer who finished second in The Dash which is the race before the Epsom Derby in 2008. All three horses have now retired. [7]

Chamberlain is a Torquay United fan,[8] and has a tattoo of the club crest on her upper left buttock which her parents let her have done.[9][10]

Personal life[edit]

Chamberlain is teetotal[11] and vegetarian.[12] She has also learned to fire eat. [13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Greenslade, Nick (8 January 2006). "My passion: Helen Chamberlain". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 31 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Helen Chamberlain". Comicus. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  3. ^ Sky Poker Presenter Profiles
  4. ^ Soccer AM World - Helen Chamberlain Penthouse Pictures
  5. ^ Rothstein, Simon (21 May 2007). "Tim and Helen shoot back". The Sun (London). 
  6. ^ "Helen Chamberlain on her new passion". britishhorseracing.com. Retrieved 19 March 2008. 
  7. ^ "Napoletano". Pedigree Querry. Retrieved 19 March 2008. 
  8. ^ "Soccer AM Profile: Helen Chamberlain". Sky Sports. 29 November 2011. Retrieved 31 December 2011. 
  9. ^ Kidd, Dave (26 April 2004). "Plymouth 2 QPR 0". The Sun. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  10. ^ West, Alex (23 December 2008). "Plymouth 2 QPR 0". The Sun. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 
  11. ^ Doyle, Paul (5 August 2005). "Small Talk: Helen Chamberlain". guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 31 December 2011. 
  12. ^ Football banter
  13. ^ "Helen Chamberlain Chats About Poker, Penthouse and Dirty Pretty Things". Female First. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 

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