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Chris Hollins to host Fighting Talk on Radio 5 Live

Chris Hollins in Strictly Come Dancing with dance partner Ola Jordan (image: BBC/Guy Levy)

Newly-crowned Strictly Come Dancing champion Chris Hollins will chair BBC Radio 5 Live's banter-based sports quiz show Fighting Talk on 2 January 2010.

The sports news presenter will be in the chair while regular host Colin Murray takes a break to present the Darts World Championships on BBC One.

Chris Hollins joins a rich tradition of guest presenters of the iconic programme that is now entering its sixth year.

Previous guest presenters include Dickie Davies, Sir Terry Wogan, Gabby Logan, Clare Balding, Johnny Vaughan and Christian O'Connell.

Chris Hollins said: "What an honour to chair Fighting Talk which is a must-listen in the Hollins household. I can't wait to get in the chair."

Radio 5 Live Commissioning Editor Jonathan Wall said: "We needed a big man to fill Colin Murray's shoes whilst Colin is at the darts. We couldn't find him so we've gone for little Chris, king of the sequins, instead!

"We are tying him to the presenter's chair so he can't do any more dancing."

Notes to Editors

Fighting Talk is on BBC Radio 5 Live at 11.00am on Saturdays and available to listen again via BBC iPlayer and by podcast at


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