Helen Chamberlain

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Helen Chamberlain
Helen Chamerlain.jpg
Born (1967-04-02) 2 April 1967 (age 51)
Street, Somerset, England
Occupation Television presenter
Education Crispin School, Street

Helen Marie Chamberlain (born 2 April 1967) is an English television presenter, best known for presenting Soccer AM on Sky Sports for 22 years. She previously worked as a holiday-camp entertainer and DJ.

Biography[edit]

Chamberlain was born in Street, Somerset. She worked as a Bluecoat at Pontins holiday camp and an announcer at Chessington World of Adventures,[1] before becoming a club Disc Jockey.[2]

She was discovered at Chessington by a producer for Nickelodeon, where she began presenting in 1994. She began presenting on Sky Sports's Saturday morning show Soccer AM in 1995. She also guest presented on two former Channel 4 breakfast shows – The Big Breakfast (alongside Johnny Vaughan) and RI:SE – and was a presenter for Sky TV's dedicated Poker channel Sky Poker.[3]

She appeared in a raunchy photo shoot for the May 2004 edition of Penthouse.[4] She also modelled in underwear for Euro 2004 in Trafalgar Square, and during the photoshoot caused the driver of a double decker bus to run into the back of another bus because he was staring at her.[5]

Chamberlain left Soccer AM in August 2017, shortly before the start of the programme's 23rd season on air.[6]

Sports[edit]

A pub-league level darts player when she was younger, Chamberlain claims to have once beaten Eric Bristow in a game of darts-cricket.[1]

Chamberlain finished second in the 2005 Poker Million tournament winning $400,000. She spent her winnings on buying a Range Rover for her boyfriend, and the racehorse Birkspiel.[7] The horse is trained by Simon Dow at Clear Height Stables in Epsom. On his first outing for the presenter, in April 2006, he won a €50,000 Group 3 race in Baden-Baden, Germany. One month later, he finished third in a Group 2 race in Cologne, Germany. She also owned the flat racer Napoletano, she also co-owned sprinter Merlin's Dancer who finished second in The Dash which is the race before The Derby in 2008. All three horses have now retired. [8]

Chamberlain is a Torquay United fan,[9] and has a tattoo of the club crest on her upper left buttock.[10][11]

Personal life[edit]

Chamberlain is a teetotaler[12] and vegetarian.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Greenslade, Nick (8 January 2006). "My passion: Helen Chamberlain". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 31 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Helen Chamberlain – Biography and Images". TV Newsroom. Retrieved 26 April 2017. 
  3. ^ Sky Poker Presenter Profiles
  4. ^ Soccer AM World – Helen Chamberlain Penthouse Pictures
  5. ^ Rothstein, Simon (21 May 2007). "Tim and Helen shoot back". The Sun. London. 
  6. ^ Soccer AM presenter Helen Chamberlain leaves after 22 years, bbc.co.uk, 8 August 2017
  7. ^ "Helen Chamberlain on her new passion". britishhorseracing.com. Archived from the original on 30 October 2007. Retrieved 19 March 2008. 
  8. ^ "Napoletano". Pedigree Querry. Retrieved 19 March 2008. 
  9. ^ "Soccer AM Profile: Helen Chamberlain". Sky Sports. 29 November 2011. Retrieved 31 December 2011. 
  10. ^ Kidd, Dave (26 April 2004). "Plymouth 2 QPR 0". The Sun. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  11. ^ West, Alex (23 December 2008). "Plymouth 2 QPR 0". The Sun. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 
  12. ^ Doyle, Paul (5 August 2005). "Small Talk: Helen Chamberlain". guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 31 December 2011. 
  13. ^ Football banter

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