O. J. Borg

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OJ Borg
Born Oliver James Borg D'Anastasi
(1979-04-04) 4 April 1979 (age 38)
Leicester, England
Nationality British (Maltese father)
Occupation Broadcaster and presenter
Employer BBC
Spouse(s) Engaged
Children One daughter

Oliver James Borg D'Anastasi, known as OJ Borg (born 4 April 1979)[1] is a British radio and television presenter, currently employed by the BBC.

Career[edit]

Radio[edit]

OJ is the presenter of BBC Radio 5 Live's cycling show BeSpoke, and has deputised for both Janice Long and Alex Lester on BBC Radio 2.

OJ presents Radio 2's Playlist programme 3-5am weekdays.

OJ spent two years as the presenter of The Hometime show on Key 103, and before that co-hosted the drivetime programme on Kerrang Radio with Kate Lawler.

OJ presented The Saturday Breakfast Show on Xfm South Wales before the station was sold and renamed Nation Radio, and co-hosted the breakfast show on 96.2 The Revolution. OJ has worked as a fill-in presenter on Absolute Radio, Juice FM and has worked at various other radio stations across the country.

OJ currently presents Rock 'N' Roll Football on Absolute Radio at 11:00am every Saturday.

Like many other TV and radio presenters, OJ's career began presenting traffic and travel news.

Television[edit]

In late 2005 OJ was picked up by VH1 to host their daily live show Radio Gaga with Absolute Radio's Sarah Champion. While working for MTV networks he presented The Rewind and Ultimate Charts, and the film show Screen, and fronted guides to the Oxegen Festival in Ireland and the clubs of Ibiza.

OJ has been a daily presenter on TMF Kicks, working first with Carole Machin, then Kate Edmondson.

OJ presented the National Lottery and EuroMillions programmes on BBC One.[2]

On 12 September 2007, OJ, along with Lynsey Horn, launched the new Freeview channel Nuts TV, presenting the weeknight live shows along with gameshow North vs South. During this time he also presented with Chanelle Hayes and Lucy Pinder.

OJ was a continuity voice on newly branded channel Five, and took part in The Bullrun, a Gumball 3000 style rally across the United States which was documented for Channel 4 and Nuts TV.[1][3]

OJ has a keen interest in MMA and is the post-fight interviewer for BAMMA broadcasting live on Channel 5. He is also the host of the monthly magazine show UFC Fighting Talk on BT Sport.

He has also presented darts coverage for ITV2 and recently presented at the Le Mans 24 hour race for Nissan.

On 27 December 2011 he appeared on Celebrity Mastermind on BBC1. Taking Star Wars as his specialist subject (and dressed as Princess Leia), he finished third with 21 points.

Esports[edit]

OJ worked with ESL at ESL One Cologne 2015 as Stage host, as well as other ESL and IEM events - most recently the IEM Masters Sydney 2017.[4] He has also worked with ESL for the Call of Duty World League, where he hosted events in the European region.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Kerrang! hires Nuts TV host". Radio Today. 14 October 2008. Retrieved 6 January 2009. 
  2. ^ The National Lottery: Midweek Draws BBC One, 3 March 2010. And the Saturday draw on 22 May 2010
  3. ^ "Show details – OJ's Bullrun Odyssey". Tiscali TV Guide. Tiscali. Retrieved 6 January 2009. 
  4. ^ "Introducing the ESL One Cologne broadcast team". ESL. 
  5. ^ "European Stage 1 Finals Preview". Call of Duty.