Strictly Come Dancing: Chris Hollins Profile
The respected and trusted face of sport on BBC Breakfast, Chris Hollins is the man viewers turn to when wanting clarification on the latest Beckham rumour, an inside story from the England cricket camp or an exclusive interview with a Team GB Olympic winner.
Chris began his media career at Sky Sports in 1994, followed by spells at GMTV, Meridian and Five TV. Sport is part of Chris’s DNA: his father, John Hollins MBE, played football for Chelsea, Arsenal, and England whilst his uncle David was a goalkeeper for Newcastle United and Wales.
While Chris is delighted about the prospect of learning to dance, there’s one thing he’s more excited about: “I’m looking forward to meeting my all time hero: Mr Bruce Forsyth! I’ve been an enormous fan of his since I was a little boy. The Generation Game was my favourite show ever and I can’t believe I’ll soon be on-stage with him! Playing golf with Bruce Forsyth? That would be my ultimate dream!”