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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.
Christian & Richie turn on Tooting Market Xmas Lights
Christian O'Connell & Richie Firth got the gig they always wanted. They were invited to Tooting Market in South London for the grand unveiling ...
David Tennant on his new show 'Jessica Jones'
David Tennant talks to Christian O'Connell about joining the Netflix revolution with his new show called 'Jessica Jones' where he plays an evil ...