The football and darts aficionado has fronted coverage of the BDO World Darts and EFL highlights, as well as hosting Radio 5 Live’s entertaining look at the weeks sporting news, Fighting Talk. The ex-Radio 1 DJ has also hosted NFL coverage and a daily talkSPORT show. He is the host of Channel 4's gameshow Countdown. 


Colin Murray is a TV and radio presenter who has covered everything from sport to music to lifestyle in his varied career. He hosted Radio 5 Live’s sports panel show Fighting Talk, marshalling the egos of the competing pundits, comedians, and journalists, and anchored Quest's football league highlights show, EFL on Quest. He took over the reins from Anne Robinson and is now the host of Countdown.

The three-time Sony Gold winner began as a newspaper reporter in his native Northern Ireland, before which he published his own music magazine Blank. He then unexpectedly 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.

Colin also has a passion for sport and hosted Match of the Day 2 and the BDO World Darts Championships. On radio he hosted a daily show on talkSPORT for three years before returning to the BBC and Fighting Talk. Whilst on TV he fronted football highlights for Channel 5 and Quest.

Away from broadcasting, Colin writes regular column for Metro and has written the books, A Random History of Football, and Fighting Talk: Flimsy Facts, Sweeping Statements and Inspired Sporting Hunches.


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