Hire Chris Tarrant
Chris Tarrant first came to our TV screens in the 1970s with the legendary children’s Saturday morning show ‘TISWAS’. After leaving the kids show, Chris delved into the world of adult games shows. He hosted the award-winning quiz show ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?’ from 1998-2014. A global success, the format has been bought by over 120 countries worldwide – and is of course the subject of an Oscar-winning film – Slumdog Millionaire.
Apart from quiz shows, Chris Tarrant’s other TV projects have included a trip to the Arctic Circle to film ‘Polar Bears’ for ITV1, plus a visit to Sierra Leone to film for ‘Save The Children.’ He has also filmed ‘Extreme Railways’ and a variety of other programmes. On 1 January 1993, when Thames Television dissolved and was replaced by Carlton Television, Chris Tarrant hosted the first programme of the franchise, A Carlton New Year. That same year, Chris hosted ‘Lose A Million.’ In which contestants started off with a million pounds and were required to lose it by aiming to incorrectly answer a set of questions. He also hosted the UK edition of ‘Man O Man.’
Chris Tarrant started his career as an English teacher. Before he got his first TV break in ‘Tiswas.’ In 1984, Tarrant joined Capital Radio as a presenter. Initially presenting the station’s lunchtime show. Then from 1987 until 2004 he hosted Capital Breakfast. The show was immensely popular, increasing Capital Radio’s audience share in London. On 1 January 1993, when Thames Television dissolved and was replaced by Carlton Television, Tarrant hosted the first programme of the franchise, A Carlton New Year. Also in 1993, Tarrant hosted Lose A Million, in which contestants started off with a million pounds and were required to lose it by aiming to incorrectly answer a set of questions. He also hosted the UK edition of ‘Man O Man.’
On Radio, Chris was a legend in his own breakfast time. Presenting his No. 1 Breakfast Show on 95.8 Capital FM for 17 years. He won numerous awards and accolades along the way, including the Radio Academy’s ‘Outstanding Contribution to Music Radio’ Award. Chris hung up his Breakfast Show headphones for the last time in 2004.
Away from the cameras and microphones, Chris is patron of numerous charities. He is an active member of Lord Taverners. In 2005, was presented with an OBE for his services to charity and broadcasting. Chris also writes anything from fishing articles and travel pieces to books. Including Tarrant Off the Record, Millionaire Moments and Tarrant on Top of the World.
Speaker & Awards Host
A hit on the corporate circuit, as he is on the success on the big screen, Chris Tarrant makes an excellent choice for awards ceremonies and after dinner speeches.
Table of Contents