Radzi Chinyanganya

Presenter

Radzi is best known for being a presenter on BBC’s landmark and historic children show Blue Peter. He began presenting the show in 2013 having previously hosted WILD! for CBBC and Match of The Day Kickabout.

In 2017 Radzi was announced as a presenter for ITV’s new show, Cannonball, an adrenaline-fuelled game show which features contestants trying to complete a host huge aquatic obstacles and water-based challenges. He presented the show alongside Freddie Flintoff, Frankie Bridge and Maya Jama.

2017 also saw Radzi announced as an ambassador for Super Movers, a campaign launched by the BBC & Premier League. Radzi’s role in the campaign has been to inspire children to become more active throughout their school day, encouraging them to improve their concentration, motivation and enjoyment of learning through a series of routines and activities.

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 the seven thousand strong crowd, speak on stage at the Excel Arena, interview athletes, introduce the weight categories and entertain the audience. He then co-presented the 2012 Paralympics.

In 2018 Radzi joined the 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 Sports shines through intrinsically and this has led Radzi to work on a number of Sports Broadcasts. He hosted the live stream for the London Landmarks Half Marathon, presented the BBC Boat Race, Great South Run and was a reporter at this year’s 2018 London Marathon. He was also recently announced as part of the presenting team for WWE’s first UK show NXT UK. It made history as the first ever UK-specific television series on the WWE Network starting in October of this year. And he just returned from Dubai where he was hosting this year’s World’s Ultimate Strongman competition, a live broadcast throughout the UAE. His passion for sports is also highlighted in his own sporting achievements, having competed at a national level in karate, and achieving a top 10 finish at 2011 GB Skeleton Bobsleigh Trials.

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 BBC2 Learning series focusing on body image in schools, appeared on BBC 1’s Question Time, and most recently can be seen presenting 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 explores how, aged 17, his grandmother took on a vital role to help keep wartime Britain fed. Over 1.3 million viewers tuned in as he paid an emotional visit to the family farm, meeting an ex-Land Girl who worked the fields to stop the country starving, and discovers the tough realities of WW2 rationing.

 

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