Christian’s mix of irreverent comedy, music and calls with famous listeners has brought him three Sony awards. Onstage he’s also a slick standup.
Christian O'Connell is a radio and TV presenter best known as the host of Absolute Radio’s weekday breakfast show, one of the most popular shows on national commercial radio. He’s also a regular presenter on Sky and ITV.
First coming to public attention as a presenter on London’s indie music station XFm, Christian’s brand of irreverent comedy, listener interaction, interviews and music brought him three Sony Radio Awards, including Breakfast Show of the Year. The Guardian labelled him ‘the new Chris Evans’.
Although foremost a radio talent, Christian has been involved in a variety of TV projects. He hosted Channel 5's Live With..., replacing Chris Moyles, Sky One’s Sunday Service, and ITV4’s World Cuppa. He’s also appeared on The Weakest Link, Loose Women and Ready Steady Cook, and presented and commentated on mixed martial arts (MMA). As well as his presenting work Christian has recently taken to the standup stage and his acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe show Breaking Dad has been a hit in the comedy clubs around the UK.
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