|Born||28 November 1982 (aged 1973)
Margate, Kent, England
|Previous show(s)||BBC South Today, BBC London|
Christopher Blanchett (born 28 November 1982) is an English broadcast journalist and meteorologist. He works for the BBC, presenting the weather forecasts for Reporting Scotland. He has also worked as a producer for the national BBC News Channel.
Blanchett attended the Nottingham Trent University, graduating with a BA honours degree in Human Geography in 2004 and a master's degree in Television Journalism in 2005. He was tutored by Barnie Choudhury.
He started off working for BBC South Today in Southampton as a broadcast journalist before moving to the national BBC News Channel in London to work as a producer for the BBC Weather Centre. He then moved to Glasgow to present the BBC's Reporting Scotland weather forecasts alongside Judith Ralston, Stav Danaos and Cat Cubie.
In 2012, he met and presented alongside Charles, Prince of Wales whilst the prince was on a visit to BBC Pacific Quay. With assistance from Blanchett, the prince presented the weather segment to the nation. Charles also comically stated during his forecast, "Who the hell wrote this script?" as references were made to royal residences.
- "Alumni Profile of the Month - Christopher Blanchett, BBC Weather Presenter - Latest news - Current students - Nottingham Trent University". Ntu.ac.uk. Retrieved 2016-03-12.
- "New weather team for BBC Scotland - BBC News". Bbc.co.uk. 2011-01-20. Retrieved 2016-03-12.
- Jahangir, Rumeana (2012-05-11). "Ariel - "Who the hell wrote this script?"". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-03-12.
- "Prince Charles reads weather on BBC Scotland: 'Thank God it isn't a bank holiday!'". The Guardian. 10 May 2012. Retrieved 11 May 2012.