Radzi Chinyanganya

Presenter

Radzi is one of Britain’s most talented and experienced presenters having started out his presenting career on the BBC’s landmark and historic children show, Blue PeterHe has since gone on to be a regular face on the screen, presenting shows for the BBC, Sky Sports and Channel 4.  January 2020 will see Radzi take on his latest challenge, as he takes part as a contestant on ITV’s Dancing on Ice and as the main presenter on the BBC show, My World.

A screen test at the O2 Arena in front of over five thousand people secured Radzi’s selection as the official Weightlifting presenter at the 2012 Olympics, this saw him host the event for a seven thousand strong crowd on stage at the Excel Arena. Since then, he’s gone from strength – to strength, co-presenting the 2012 Paralympics and joining the 2018 BBC Winter Olympics presenting team alongside Clare Balding in PyeongChang, bringing us all the best moments of the 2018 Winter Games to our screens across BBC One and  BBC Two for the 17-day duration of the games.

His passion for Sport has led Radzi to work on several major Sports Broadcasts. From hosting the live stream for the London Landmarks Half Marathon, presenting the BBC Boat Race in 2017, presenting the Great South and North Run in both 2018 and 2019 and reporting at the 2019 London Marathon. Radzi is also a stalwart of the UK Wrestling scene working as a presenter for the WWE’s flagship show, NXT UK. It made history as the first ever UK-specific television series on the WWE Network starting in October of 2018 and he has worked as a vital part of the team ever since. His passion and knowledge for athletics was evident when he presented the BBC’s coverage of the World Athletics Championships 2019 in Qatar.

In 2019, Radzi continued to display his versatility and wealth of understanding for sport. In January 2019 he joined the Sky Sports team, presenting the first NBA game of the year on Sky Sports, live from the O2 Arena and anchoring the weekly, live NBA highlights show every Sunday night. In addition, acting as a pitch-side reporter at the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup and hosting the 2019 World’s Ultimate Strongman competition, Giants Live on Channel 5.

Nonetheless, Radzi has never limited his capabilities to just the world of sport. On the BBC and Channel 4, Radzi presents Songs of Praise and Crufts respectively and in 2017 he was announced as a presenter for ITVs new entertainment show, Cannonball, an adrenaline-fuelled game show which features contestants trying to complete a host huge of aquatic obstacles and water-based challenges. He presented the show alongside Freddie Flintoff, Frankie Bridge and Maya Jama.

Radzi’s strong multi-cultural heritage and mixed family traditions has sparked his intrigue into personal identity and what it means to be British. This fascination has fed Radzi’s growing interest in both current affairs and politics and as a result, Radzi filmed Your Body: Your Image – a BBC 2 Learning series focusing on body image in schools, appeared on BBC 1’s Question Time and the BBC’s documentary series Home Front Heroes commemorating the ways in which ordinary men & women played a vital part in Britain’s Wartime victory. Radzi’s passion for education and learning through broadcast was evident in his Black History month Hits Radio show with Fleur East in 2019 and he hopes to portray this further into 2020 when the BBC’s My World is broadcast globally, with Angelina Jolie as executive producer.

Radzi also continues his work hosting film premiere’s for some of the most iconic films to hit our screens in recent times such as The Lion King and Toy Story 4.

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