|Born||Ashley Martyn Hames
19 November 1970
Stourport, Worcestershire, England
|Occupation||Television presenter, director and writer|
Presenting and direction
Hames presented three series of Bravo’s Sin Cities, two fifteen-part, and one ten-part series about international sex and sexuality. "Man's Work", was also presented by Hames, a show about dangerous and difficult jobs. In one programme, for example, he trained with the Colombian anti-narcotics police. He apologized to Major Fernando Buitrago, the officer who trained him, about taking drugs in the past after seeing the damage it was doing to Colombia.
He has also been seen on Five as the co-host, along with Robert Llewellyn, in a ten-part series called Top Trumps in 2008. Other work includes Channel 4's Bad Trip in 2000 (which he directed and presented), which dealt with his adventures in Austin, Texas with a former Playboy pin-up, Jeannie Millar. He also starred in Bravo's Cops Cars and Superstars about the Bullrun car race from LA to Miami, where he interviewed Paris Hilton in a toilet. While filming and presenting Man's Work in 2006 he found himself in the dugout managing non-league side Slough Town for 1 match in a vital relegation encounter with Folkestone Invicta. Slough won the match 2-0. Hames is a part-time poker player, and currently commentates for PKR TV. He was an original member of Team PKR Pro, a team of players gathered from the online poker website, PKR.com.
A book about his experiences filming Sin Cities - Sin Cities: Adventures of a Sex Reporter, was penned by Hames.
He has also self-published a book - Seven Days to Say I Love You - about the death of his father which is available as a download from Amazon. He is currently trying to fund a printed version of the book by way of small monetary donations.