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About Christian O'Connell
Christian O'Connell wakes you up on weekday mornings. As well as winning more Radio Academy awards than anyone else, he's a stand-up comedian, author, TV Presenter and self-confessed shabby Dad.
His show is the only one to come with 7 different playlists depending which Absolute Radio station you listen on. His feature 'Who's Calling Christian...' has attracted a host of celebrity guests, and he even received a phone call from Tony Blair during his time in office. He's interviewed the world's biggest rock-stars including the Rolling Stones, U2, Muse, Coldplay and Elmo from Sesame Street.
He's a huge fan of martial arts and appeared as a presenter and commentator for the British Association of Mixed Martial Arts. He also recently presented 'UFC: Beyond the Octagon' for BT Sport 1.
Christian took his debut stand-up show 'This is 13' to the Edinburgh Comedy Festival last summer. The show focused on his race against time to complete a list of dreams made when Christian was 13. He returned in 2014 with the sold-out 'Breaking Dad', documenting the trials and tribulations of fatherhood. This then led into a nationwide tour.
On TV Christian has presented shows for ITV, Sky One and Channel Five. He appeared on ITV Two's 'Back on the Job' where he went back to being a bin man, local radio presenter and telesales operative. Christian has also appeared on The Weakest Link, but he was terrible so we'll move on.
A husband, a Dad, a dog-lover, a Southampton fan and a man who loves a nice red wine and a box-set
Christian O'Connell videos
See more from Christian O'Connell on our YouTube channel.
Red Bull Soap Box Race: Richie's Scooter Recce
Ahead of Christian O'Connell and Richie Firth taking on the Red Bull Soap Box Race at Alexandra Palace in London, Richie heads over to the course ...
25 Years of Reeves & Mortimer Full Interview
Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer chat with Christian O'Connell on Absolute Radio about sleeping in the back of cars, parents' evenings, the dental ...