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Christian O'Connell

Renowned Radio Presenter, Stand-Up Comedian and Best-Selling Author

One of the most awarded radio stars globally, Christian is a celebrated stand-up comedian, best-selling author, TV presenter and self-confessed “shabby Dad”.

In 2012, Christian was approached by Hamish Blake and Andy Lee in London to participate in a live simulcast with their radio show. From there, Christian’s interest in Australian broadcasting was piqued.

Before moving to Australia, Christian had been Britain’s most awarded breakfast radio presenter. He hosted his own top rating national breakfast shows for over a decade. 

Christian collected more industry awards than any other presenter, including a record-breaking 11 Sony Radio Academy Gold Awards and 6 Arqiva Awards. In addition, he also became the youngest radio presenter to be ever inducted into the UK Radio Hall of Fame.

In 2018, Christian fulfilled a personal lifestyle dream by moving to Australia to host breakfast on Melbourne’s Gold 104.3 after conquering the airwaves of the northern hemisphere. He consistently achieves top rating results in the Melbourne breakfast radio market, and his loyal fanbase continues to grow. Currently, Christian has the #1 breakfast radio show in Melbourne.

Christian’s interviews are legendary. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in the music and entertainment world, including the Rolling Stones, U2, Muse, Coldplay, Stephen Seagal, Liam Gallagher, David Cameron, Ricky Gervais, Rod Stewart and even Elmo from Sesame Street.

Christian has also presented shows for ITV, Sky One and Channel Five. He has appeared on ITV Two’s ‘Back on the Job’ where he became a bin man, a local radio presenter and a tele-salesman.

In 2020, it was announced that Christian would also be hosting his own national radio show, “The Christian O’Connell Show”, on the Pure Gold Network.  With the tagline “Be Part of Something Special”, Christian now brings his sense of fun, relatable humour and quick wit to new markets and audiences across Australia.

Christian is also a celebrated stand-up comedian. His acclaimed one-man shows, “This is 13” and “Breaking Dad”, have played to sell-out houses from Edinburgh Comedy Festival to nationwide tours.

As a highly sought-after international guest speaker and MC, Christian has hosted many high-profile events over the years. He is also a talented writer.  Christian has written a best-selling children’s book series, Radio Boy, and a memoir, No One Listens to Your Dad’s Show. Christian is also a columnist for The Guardian and GQ.

In short, Christian is fun and full of surprises. He is a husband, a dad, a dog-lover, a football fan and an accomplished martial artist who’s equally inclined to kick back with a nice glass of red wine and enjoy a good TV binge.

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