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Chris Hawkins

  • TV/Radio Presenters

Chris presents the Early Breakfast show every day on BBC Radio 6 Music. He is also a regular voice on Radio 5 Live and regularly presents Radio 4's Pick of the Week. On screen, Chris often appears on BBC Breakfast TV, The BBC News Channel and presents films on BBC Inside Out.

Chris has gained a reputation for thoughtful and informative radio documentary strands, including Lift Off - the incredible story of Apollo 8, The Apollo Mindset and Playing Well, the acclaimed Radio 4 series, where Chris talks to musicians about their mental health, and he has a particular interest in the relationship between the arts and mental health issues. He's also an ambassador for the Nordoff Robbins music trust.

Chris is an experienced awards show, festival and conference host too. He also writes blogs for the BBC website and has written pieces for Metro, Huffington Post, Music Week and UK Music.

Chris has appeared on Celebrity Pointless and has also appeared on Celebrity University Challenge, as the team captain for the University of Nottingham where he led his team to victory over Bristol University. He is also a Celebrity Mastermind runner-up...his specialist subject? Coronation Street! Someone had already taken Shrewsbury Town FC.

Selected Credits (See Full Credits)

BBC Radio 6 Music Early Breakfast Show (Radio)


2002 - 2022

BBC Radio 6 Music

BBC Radio 2 Playlists (Radio)



BBC Radio 2

You and Yours (Radio)

Feature Presenter


BBC Radio 4

BBC 1 Breakfast (Television)

Regular Contributor



BBC News (Television)

Regular Contributor


BBC News Channel



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