Colin Murray


Celebrated TV and radio presenter, Colin Murray’s expansive media career has seen him cover a breadth of topics, from sport and music to lifestyle.

You’ll recognise him as host of Radio 5 Live‘s sports panel show Fighting Talk – marshaling the egos of the competing pundits, comedians and journalists – and the anchor of Channel 5’s show Football on 5.

The three-time Sony Gold Award Winner began as a newspaper reporter in his native Northern Ireland, before he published his own music magazine, Blank.

Unexpectedly, Colin then found himself co-hosting BBC Radio 1‘s Session In Northern Ireland. Colin established a popular partnership with Edith Bowman on Radio 1’s daytime schedule before going it alone hosting the early evening new music show. At the same time he chaired Fighting Talk for seven years. Moving to television, Colin hosted Match of the Day 2 and the ever-popular BDO World Darts Championships. On radio, he then hosted his own daily show on talkSPORT for three years before returning to the BBC and Fighting Talk.


His assorted other credits run from presenting Channel 4′s NFL coverage to appearing in Countdown’s Dictionary Corner to Soundscape (a journey though music, film, history, comedy) for BBC 6Music. Among his many other shows on 5Live include Kicking Off, Colin Murray’s Gold Run (in which he attempted to track down every living British Olympic gold medalist), At Home with Colin Murray (a series of revealing interviews with sporting greats) and, reuniting with Edith Bowman, Bump Club (following women through their pregnancy, offering tips and guidance).

Away from broadcasting, Colin writes regular columns for Metro and the Radio Times, and has written a book, A Random History of Football.

Expect an engaging, friendly, amusing and enthusiastic host.

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