Chrissie Swan

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Chrissie Swan
Chrissie Swan, 2011.jpg
Swan in May 2011
Christina Swan

(1973-11-03) 3 November 1973 (age 48)
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]

Christina Swan (born 3 November 1973) is an Australian television and radio presenter and media personality. Swan co-hosts Chrissie, Sam & Browny on Nova 100 with Sam Pang and Jonathan Brown, and she is also co-hosting The Project on Monday nights as a temporary replacement for Carrie Bickmore.

She was the host 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 All Star Family Feud, The Project, Studio 10, Show Me the Movie!, Have You Been Paying Attention? and Hughesy, We Have a Problem.[3]



Her 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]

In 2010, Network Ten announced Swan as host of the new morning show The Circle alongside Denise Drysdale, Yumi Stynes and Gorgi Coghlan. The same year, she became a spokesperson for Jenny Craig,[5] appearing in national print and television advertisements.[6]

In 2012, she became the host of the second series of Network Ten's Can of Worms, produced by Cordell Jigsaw Zapruder in association with Watercooler Media.[7] In February 2013, Swan returned as host of the third series.[8]

In February 2015, she appeared on the Network Ten show I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!, finishing in third place.[9]

In August 2015, she appeared as a co-host of The Great Australian Spelling Bee alongside Grant Denyer.[1][10]

In March 2016, she became co-host of Long Lost Family on Network 10 alongside comedian Anh Do.[11]

In October 2021, she appeared on the Network 10 show Celebrity MasterChef Australia, being first to be eliminated.

In 2022, she will host the Australian version on the British comedy panel show, Would I Lie to You? Australia on Network 10[12]

In March 2022, Carrie Bickmore announced that she will be taking extended leave from The Project, and it was announced that Swan will fill in and host the show on Monday nights.[13] Swan commenced filling in from Monday 4 April.

In June 2022, Channel 10 announced on Instagram that Swan would join the panel on The Masked Singer Australia for its fourth season.


She 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.

She presented the Australian Idol radio show on Nova FM stations across Australia with Mark Holden and Ian Dickson.[14]

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), due to a cost-cutting measure.[citation needed]

In August 2011, she became co-host of the newly created 3PM Pick-Up on Mix 101.1.[15]

In December 2011, she resigned from The Circle to spend more time with her children and also concentrate on radio. She announced that she would be hosting the breakfast show on Mix 101.1 with Jane Hall and Jamie Row as anchor of the show in 2012.[16]

In October 2015, she was announced as a host of Chrissie, Sam & Browny on Nova 100 with Jonathan Brown and Sam Pang from January 2016.[17]


In March 2012, she 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.[18]

In 2018, she was appointed the 'Queen of Moomba', Melbourne's largest community festival.[19]


In 2011, she 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, she 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]

She has three children with her former partner Chris Saville.[21]

In 2021, she opened up about her massive lifestyle changes and health goals.[22] As of 2022 she has lost a total of 90 kilograms.[23]


  1. ^ a b Cartwright, Darren (27 July 2015). "Chrissie Swan in awe of Spelling Bee kids". Yahoo!. Archived from the original on 6 October 2015. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  2. ^ Knox, David (20 July 2012). "Chrissie Swan named as new Can of Worms host". TV Tonight. Archived from the original on 22 July 2012. 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". Archived from the original on 29 April 2020. Retrieved 30 April 2020.
  4. ^ Field, Katherine (21 April 2010). "Chrissie Swan loving morning TV". TheFix. Ninemsn. Australian Associated Press. Archived from the original on 1 October 2012. Retrieved 7 October 2010.
  5. ^ Hoy, Daniel (12 July 2010). "The Circle's Chrissie Swan takes on her biggest challenge yet". Herald Sun. Archived from the original on 13 March 2011.
  6. ^ "Chrissie Swan and Matt Preston: We've lost 57 kilos!". Woman's Day. Now To Love. 18 October 2010. Archived from the original on 30 April 2020. Retrieved 30 April 2020.
  7. ^ Quinn, Karl (21 August 2012). "Let's talk about sex: Ten opens a grubby Can of Worms". Sydney Morning Herald. Archived from the original on 17 November 2015. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  8. ^ Knox, David (23 October 2012). ""Smart, different, authentic" underpins TEN in 2013". TV Tonight. Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2012.
  9. ^ 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. Archived from the original on 30 April 2020. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  10. ^ Newell, Natalie (13 July 2016). "Local hopefuls to star in second season of The Great Australian Spelling Bee". The Courier-Mail. Archived from the original on 15 July 2016. Retrieved 16 July 2018 – via Quest Newspapers.
  11. ^ Rigden, Clare (15 March 2016). "Chrissie Swan on life in the public eye and why people feel as if they are her friend". Adelaide Now. Archived from the original on 30 April 2020. Retrieved 30 April 2020.
  12. ^ "Would I Lie To You? Australia Coming To Network 10 In 2022". 10 play. 20 October 2021. Retrieved 21 November 2021.
  13. ^ "Chrissie Swan and Georgie Tunny join Project next week | TV Tonight". Retrieved 31 March 2022.
  14. ^ Lu, Anne (26 November 2014). "'Big Brother Australia' Past Favourites Chrissie Swan, Regina Bird and Ryan 'Fitzy' Fitzgerald Returning for Grand Finale – Report". International Business Times. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  15. ^ Terlikowski, Alice (22 August 2011). "ARN signs The Circle's Chrissie Swan and Yumi Stynes". Mumbrella. Archived from the original on 6 January 2012. Retrieved 2 April 2012.
  16. ^ "Chrissie Swan leaves The Circle, admits she had 'nothing left'". Herald Sun. 8 February 2012. Archived from the original on 24 July 2014. Retrieved 14 June 2012.
  17. ^ Bowden, Ebony (6 October 2015). "Chrissie Swan returns to the morning airwaves as Meshel Laurie moves to KIIS FM". Sydney Morning Herald. Archived from the original on 22 January 2016. Retrieved 24 November 2015.
  18. ^ "Ambassadors". CARE Australia. Archived from the original on 20 February 2015. Retrieved 4 August 2015.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  19. ^ Mannix, Liam (12 February 2018). "Entertainers Chrissie Swan and Jimmy Giggle named Moomba Monarchs". The Age. Archived from the original on 12 February 2018. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  20. ^ McWhirter, Erin (1 May 2011). "Karl Stefanovic wins the Gold Logie". TV Week. NineMSN. Archived from the original on 18 March 2012. Retrieved 1 May 2011.
  21. ^ "Chrissie Swan gives personal update following split from partner". 7 news. 12 May 2022.
  22. ^ Mazzoni, Alana. "Chrissie Swan celebrates impressive fitness achievements". New Idea.
  23. ^ "Chrissie Swan's simple weight loss trick revealed". 24 February 2022.

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