Chrissie Swan

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Chrissie Swan
Chrissie Swan, 2011.jpg
Swan in May 2011
EducationSacré Cœur School
OccupationTelevision and radio presenter, media personality
Years active2003–present
Partner(s)Chris Saville
Awards1 Logie Award for Most Popular New Female Talent (at the Logie Awards of 2011)[dead link]

Chrissie Swan is an Australian television and radio presenter and media personality. Swan currently co-hosts Chrissie, Sam & Browny on Nova 100.

Swan was the presenter of Mix 101.1's afternoon show 3PM Pick-Up and breakfast program Chrissie & Jane with Jane Hall. Swan was a co-host of Network Ten's morning show, The Circle. Swan was a co-host on The Great Australian Spelling Bee.[1] Swan previously hosted television series Can of Worms.[2] Swan made television appearances on The Project, Show Me the Movie!, Have You Been Paying Attention? and Hughesy, We Have a Problem.[3]


Swan's primary career was in copywriting before appearing on television in 2003 as a contestant on the reality TV series Big Brother where she was the runner-up.[4] Swan sought work with breakfast radio in Queensland in late 2003 where she worked at Hot 91.1 (a subsidiary of DMG Radio Australia) with co-host Ronnie Stanton. Swan presented the Australian Idol radio show on Nova FM stations across Australia with Mark Holden and Ian Dickson.[5] She began work at the Vega 91.5 (3PTV) breakfast show alongside Australian Idol judge Ian Dickson and comedian Dave O'Neil in 2007. However, in November 2009, it was announced that Swan would not be returning to Vega 91.5 (now known as Smooth 91.5[6]), due to a cost-cutting measure.

In 2010, Network Ten announced Swan as host of the new morning show The Circle alongside Denise Drysdale, Yumi Stynes and Gorgi Coghlan.[7] The same year, she became a spokesperson for Jenny Craig, appearing in national print and television advertisements.[8] In August 2011, Swan became co-host of the newly created 3PM Pick-Up on Mix 101.1.[9] In December 2011, Swan quit The Circle to spend more time with her children and also concentrate on radio. She announced that she would be presenting the breakfast show on Mix 101.1 with Jane Hall and Jamie Row as anchor of the show in 2012.[10]

In March 2012, Swan was announced as an ambassador for CARE Australia, an organization working with and helping individuals and families in some of the poorest communities in the world.[11] In 2012, Swan became the host of the second series of Network Ten's Can of Worms, produced by Cordell Jigsaw Zapruder in association with Watercooler Media.[12] In February 2013, Swan returned as host of the third series.[13]

In February 2015, Swan appeared on the Network Ten show I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!, finishing in third place.[14] In October 2015, Swan was named as a host of Chrissie, Sam & Browny on Nova 100 with Jonathan Brown and Sam Pang in 2016.[15]

From August 2015 to September 2016, Swan appeared as a co-host of The Great Australian Spelling Bee.[16][17]

In 2016, Swan became co-host of Long Lost Family.[18]

In 2018, Chrissie was appointed the 'Queen of Moomba', Melbourne's largest community festival, alongside children's entertainer Jimmy Giggle.[19]


In 2011, Swan won Most Popular New Female Talent, and was nominated for Most Popular TV Presenter and the Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television at the 2011 TV Week Logie Awards for her hosting role on The Circle.[20]

In 2012 and 2013, Swan was nominated for the Most Popular Presenter at the Logies for hosting The Circle, and her role on Can of Worms, respectively.

Personal life[edit]

Swan with partner Chris has three children and is living in Melbourne.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Cartwright, Darren. (27 July 2015). "Chrissie Swan in awe of Spelling Bee kids". Yahoo!. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  2. ^ Knox, David (20 July 2012). "Chrissie Swan named as new Can of Worms host". TV Tonight. Retrieved 20 July 2012.
  3. ^ Byrnes, Holly. Dunlevy, Sue. (7 February 2013). "Tearful Chrissie Swan admits she hasn't been able to quit smoking while pregnant". The Australian. News Corp Australia Network. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Chrissie Swan loving morning TV". Archived from the original on 1 October 2012. Retrieved 7 October 2010.
  5. ^ Lu, Anne. (26 November 2014). "‘Big Brother Australia’ Past Favourites Chrissie Swan, Regina Bird and Ryan ‘Fitzy’ Fitzgerald Returning for Grand Finale – Report". IB Times. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  6. ^ "Smooth 91.5".
  7. ^ The Circle's Chrissie Swan takes on her biggest challenge yet
  8. ^ "Chrissie Swan and Matt Preston: We've lost 57 kilos!". (18 October 2012). Woman's Day. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  9. ^ "ARN signs The Circle's Chrissie Swan and Yumi Stynes". Mumbrella. Retrieved 2 April 2012.
  10. ^ "Chrissie Swan leaves The Circle, admits she had 'Nothing left'". 8 February 2012. Retrieved 14 June 2012.
  11. ^ Ambassadors. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  12. ^ Quinn, Karl. (21 August 2012). "Let's talk about sex: Ten opens a grubby Can of Worms". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  13. ^ Knox, David (23 October 2012). ""Smart, different, authentic" underpins TEN in 2013". TV Tonight. Retrieved 29 October 2012.
  14. ^ Reines, Ros. (21 March 2015). "Sharp-tongued Chrissie Swan ruffles feathers after I’m A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here! exit". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  15. ^ Bowden, Ebony (6 October 2015). "Chrissie Swan returns to the morning airwaves as Meshel Laurie moves to KIIS FM". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 24 November 2015.
  16. ^ Cartwright, Darren. (27 July 2015). "Chrissie Swan in awe of Spelling Bee kids". Yahoo!. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  17. ^ Newell, Natalie (13 July 2016). "Local hopefuls to star in second season of The Great Australian Spelling Bee". The Courier-Mail. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
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  19. ^ Mannix, Liam (2018-02-12). "Entertainers Chrissie Swan and Jimmy Giggle named Moomba Monarchs". The Age. Retrieved 2018-02-12.
  20. ^ "Karl Stefanovic wins the Gold Logie". TV Week/NineMSN. 1 May 2011. Retrieved 1 May 2011.[permanent dead link]

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