O. J. Borg

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OJ Borg
Born Oliver James Borg D'Anastasi
(1979-04-04) 4 April 1979 (age 35)
Leicester, England
Nationality British (Maltese father)
Ethnicity English
Occupation Broadcaster and presenter
Employer BBC
Spouse(s) Engaged
Children One daughter

Oliver James Borg D'Anastasi, known as OJ Borg (born 4 April 1979)[1] is a British radio and television presenter, currently employed by the BBC.

Career[edit]

Radio[edit]

OJ is the presenter of BBC Radio 5Live's cycling show BeSpoke, and has deputised for both Janice Long and Alex Lester on BBC Radio 2.

Most recently[when?] OJ spent two years as the presenter of The Hometime show on Key 103, and before that co-hosted the drivetime programme on Kerrang Radio with Kate Lawler.

OJ presented The Saturday Breakfast Show on Xfm South Wales before the station was sold and renamed Nation Radio, and co-hosted the breakfast show on 96.2 The Revolution. OJ has worked as a fill-in presenter on Absolute Radio, Juice Fm and has worked at various other radio stations across the country.

Like many other TV and radio presenters, OJ's career began presenting traffic and travel news.

Television[edit]

In late 2005 OJ was picked up by VH1 to host their daily live show Radio Gaga with Absolute Radio's Sarah Champion. While working for MTV networks he also presented guides to the Oxegen Festival in Ireland and Ibiza and presented The Rewind and Ultimate Charts, and the film show Screen

Borg has been a daily presenter on TMF Kicks, working first with Carole Machin, then Kate Edmondson.

Borg is also a presenter of the National Lottery and Euromillions programmes on BBC One.[2]

On 12 September 2007, Borg, along with Lynsey Horn, launched the new Freeview channel Nuts TV, presenting the weeknight live shows along with gameshow North vs South. During this time he also presented with Chanelle Hayes and Lucy Pinder.

Borg was a continuity voice on newly branded channel Five, and took part in The Bullrun, a Gumball 3000 style rally across the United States which was documented for Nuts TV.[1][3]

Borg has a keen interest in MMA and is the post-fight interviewer for BAMMA broadcasting live on Channel 5.

He has also presented darts coverage for ITV2 and recently presented at the Le Mans 24 hour race for Nissan.

On 27 December 2011 he appeared on Celebrity Mastermind on BBC1. Taking Star Wars as his specialist subject (and dressed as Princess Leia), he finished third with 21 points.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Kerrang! hires Nuts TV host". Radio Today. 14 October 2008. Retrieved 6 January 2009. 
  2. ^ The National Lottery: Midweek Draws BBC One, 3 March 2010. And the Saturday draw on 22 May 2010
  3. ^ "Show details – OJ's Bullrun Odyssey". Tiscali TV Guide. Tiscali. Retrieved 6 January 2009.