Christian O'Connell is one of the country's most talented broadcasters and stand up comics with celebrity fans from Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant ("Christian is always funny and charming") to even Jeremy Clarkson. He has won more Radio Academy Awards than anyone else for his shows on XFM, 5 Live and currently his breakfast show on Absolute Radio. He has also won numerous Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards, including the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. He is also an acclaimed stand up comedian with three sold out critically acclaimed Edinburgh Festival Shows, "This is 13", "Breaking Dad' and "You've Ruined My Morning... and other Fan Mail". THE LIST said "Funny, endearing, rude and entertaining...his interaction with the audience showed moments of genius", THE SUNDAY TIMES "Full of charm and brio", THE BIG ISSUE stated "Transfers his natural radio charm to the stage, has all the sharpness and likeability for stand up, and the warmth and charisma to somehow charm when musing about dead guinea pigs and sex with a watermelon (not from his own experience I should point out)" and THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY "..a delight..his interplay with the audience is a real strength...". Warm praise indeed... He recently ventured into publishing with a smash hit children's book RADIO BOY and is currently writing the follow up book due for publication in 2018.
ABSOLUTE RADIO BREAKFAST SHOW
LIVE WITH CHRISTIAN O'CONNELL, Channel 5
INSIDE THE OCTAGON, BT Sport