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Adrian Chiles is a versatile business and football presenter who presented programmes such as The One Show, Working Lunch and The Money Programme in his time at the BBC. Famously football-mad, in particular about West Bromwich Albion, he has presented sports programmes including Match of the Day 2. His radio programme Chiles on Saturday for Radio 5 Live was awarded the sports category Gold Medal at the Sony Radio Academy Awards in 2002.
Chiles graduated with an English Literature degree, trained in journalism and initially worked as a sports reporter for the News of the World. He originally joined the BBC for work experience on Business Breakfast and by 1993 he was presenting Radio 4’s Financial World Tonight. A year later he was presenting Wake Up to Money and subsequently presented and produced his own show Chiles on Saturday, both for Radio 5 Live.
Adrian became the host of Match of the Day 2 on Sundays when the BBC won back the rights to Premier League football. He was a member of the BBC’s 2006 World Cup team often bringing viewers late night highlights. He was a main presenter of the BBC’s Euro 2008 coverage and was one of the anchors of the morning 2008 Olympics coverage from Beijing.
He has written and presented a number of programmes for BBC One including Royal Millions, a look at the royal family’s finances, special reports on banking for Panorama and documentaries about the millennium bug and European Union food policy. For BBC Two Adrian wrote and presented 20 editions of So What Do You Do All Day, a look at how some of the world’s most successful people spend their days. In 2003 he also fronted a documentary about Britain’s richest Asians, Asian Millionaires.
Between 2007 and 2010 Adrian co-presented the BBC’s early evening magazine programme The One Show alongside Christine Bleakley. This was followed by presenting Daybreak, ITV’s breakfast television programme, and presenting his own chat show titled That Sunday Night Show.
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