Tina Hobley

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Tina Hobley
Born (1972-05-20) 20 May 1972 (age 41)
Mill Hill, London, England
Spouse(s) Oliver Wheeler (m. 2006)
Steve Wallington (m. 1998-2001; divorced)
Children Isabella Wallington (b. 1999)
Olivia Wheeler (b. 2008)
Orson Henry Attwood Wheeler (b. 2010)
Official website

Tina Hobley (born 20 May 1972) is an English actress, best known for her long-running role as Chrissie Williams in the medical drama, Holby City.

Early life[edit]

Very shy as a child, Hobley was sent to speech and drama classes in an attempt to counter her introversion. Hobley enrolled with a very strict speech and drama teacher, whom she adored and stayed with for fifteen years, before transferring to the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art.[1]


Hobley is best known for her role as feisty ward sister Chrissie Williams in BBC medical drama Holby City.[2] After graduating from the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, where she trained from 1990 to 1993, Hobley had a number of roles in a variety of television dramas, including Coronation Street, as Samantha Failsworth, Harbour Lights and The Bill.

On 3 October 2013, Smooth Radio announced that Hobley would become a presenter on the network, fronting a programme on Sunday mornings.[3]


Hobley undertook the following roles from her televisual debut in 1995, to the present day.[4][5]

Year Title Role Other notes
1995 Pie in the Sky Theresa Collins Episode 'Hard Cheese'
Bliss Nurse Valerie Mini-series
Ghostbusters of East Finchley 1 episode
1996 The Bill Sue Booker Episode 'Judgment Call'
Coronation Street Samantha Failsworth 1996–1998
1997 The Ruth Rendell Mysteries Woman on train Episode May and June Part 1
Another Audience with Freddie Starr On-screen Participant
1998 Noel's House Party Episode #7.8
The National Lottery Big Ticket Episode #1.2
Celebrity Ready Steady Cook On-screen Participant Episode dated 7 January
Friday Night's All Wright Episode #1.1
1999 Harbour Lights WPC Melanie Rush
2001-2013 Holby City Chrissie Williams Series 3 - 16
2001 GMTV Episode dated 9 October
Richard & Judy Guest Episode dated 3 December
2003 Today with Des and Mel Episode dated 11 March
The Terry and Gaby Show Episode dated 20 October
GMTV Episode dated 13 October
2004 The Afternoon Play Gracie Leigh Episode 'Venus and Mars'
Making It at Holby

Guest appearances[edit]

  • 2003 TV Moments (2003) - Audience member
  • This Morning (18 May 2004, 16 November 2010, 14 February 2012)
  • Hell's Kitchen (2004) - Episode #1.10
  • The Paul O'Grady Show (2004) - Episode #1.22
  • The Xtra Factor (13 November 2004)
  • GMTV (22 October 2004)
  • Comic Relief Does Fame Academy (2005)
  • Test the Nation: The Big Entertainment Test (2005)
  • School's Out (2007) - Episode #2.3
  • The One Show (11 February 2009) - Guest
  • All Star Mr & Mrs (23 May 2009) - Contestant with husband, Oli
  • Lorraine (27 January 2012) - Guest
  • Daybreak (28 January, 8 August 2013) - Guest
  • Big Star's Little Star (2 October 2013) - Contestant with daughter, Olivia
  • The Paul O'Grady Show (19 November 2013)

Personal life[edit]

Hobley's first marriage was to graphic designer Steve Wallington in 1998. Their daughter Isabella 'Bella' was born in April 1999; the couple later divorced in 2001.

On 22 April 2006, her boyfriend Oliver (Oli) Wheeler, at that time a director of Freud Communications, and now Head of Communications at ticket marketplace viagogo.com, proposed to Tina at their Cotswolds cottage.[6] Tina and Oli were married in December 2006 in the Cotswolds.

On 23 October 2007, the couple announced that Hobley was pregnant with their first child.[7] Hobley gave birth to Olivia on 18 April 2008. On 1 March 2010 she gave birth to her first son, Orson Henry Attwood Wheeler.

Hobley is also a supporter of seriously ill children through The Starlight Foundation. She is also an Ambassador for Barnardo's and supports the Terrence Higgins Trust and White Hat Rally.



  1. ^ "Holby City - Tina Hobley". Holby.tv Database. Retrieved 2007-09-06. 
  2. ^ "BBC - Holby City - Characters". BBC.co.uk. Retrieved 2007-08-29. 
  3. ^ "Global welcomes Smooth Radio to London HQ". Radio Today. 3 October 2013. Retrieved 3 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Tina Hobley". IMDb. Retrieved 2007-09-05. 
  5. ^ "BFI Films & TV Database HOBLEY, Tina". British Film Institute. Retrieved 2007-09-05. 
  6. ^ "Tina Hobley Engaged". lovetripper.com. Retrieved 2007-09-06. 
  7. ^ "Tina announces pregnancy". Metro. 23 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-26. 

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