32 Facts About Adrian Chiles


Adrian Chiles was born on 21 March 1967 and is a British writer and television and radio presenter.


Adrian Chiles has co-presented both The One Show and Daybreak with Christine Lampard.


Adrian Chiles was the chief presenter for football coverage on ITV Sport from 2010 until 2015.


Adrian Chiles's Birmingham accent is a feature of his presentations.


Adrian Chiles speaks Croatian, despite having a self-confessed imperfect understanding of the language's verbs, declensions, and cases.


Adrian Chiles started his education at Haybridge High School, and then worked in his father's scaffolding business, before graduating with a degree in English literature from the University of London.


Adrian Chiles studied journalism at Cardiff and then worked as a sports reporter for the News of the World.


Adrian Chiles joined the BBC, originally for work experience on Business Breakfast.


Adrian Chiles left the BBC in 2009, and was replaced by Dara O Briain.


The programme was re-commissioned for 2007 with Adrian Chiles returning as host, leaving Working Lunch.


Adrian Chiles's final show saw video tributes to an emotional Chiles from Prime Minister Gordon Brown and political leaders David Cameron and Nick Clegg.


Adrian Chiles was a member of the BBC's World Cup team, often bringing viewers late night highlights.


Adrian Chiles 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.


Adrian Chiles made his ITV debut on 24 May 2010, presenting the England v Mexico friendly at Wembley.


In January 2011, Adrian Chiles began presenting That Sunday Night Show on ITV, which returned for a second series in September 2011 and a third in January 2012.


On 23 January 2015, it was announced that Adrian Chiles had left his role as ITV's football host with immediate effect.


Adrian Chiles began presenting and producing his own show Chiles on Saturday for Radio 5 Live, which was awarded the sports category Gold Medal at the Sony Radio Academy Awards in 2002.


In November 2013, Adrian Chiles returned to Radio 5 Live, co-presenting Drive on Fridays with Anna Foster.


Adrian Chiles was the World Record holder for highest number of kisses received in 60 seconds from 2007 until 2009, with 78.


Adrian Chiles appeared on the second series of Al Murray's Happy Hour as himself, and had a cameo as himself in Series Two of That Mitchell and Webb Look.


On 23 November 2009, Adrian Chiles released a 2 Good 2 Bad: The World Cup DVD based on the popular segment from Match of the Day 2.


Adrian Chiles wrote the non-fiction book The Good Drinker: How I Learned to Love Drinking Less, published in October 2022.


Adrian Chiles married Jane Garvey, a former regular presenter of Woman's Hour on Radio 4, in September 1998 in Swansea.


Adrian Chiles is a supporter of West Bromwich Albion Football Club, where he is a season-ticket holder and presenter on some of the club's official DVDs.


Adrian Chiles plays the double bass, as revealed when he dueted with violinist Nigel Kennedy playing "Fever" on The One Show.


On 7 May 2008, his co-presenter on The One Show, Christine Lampard, sang part of a song with Adrian Chiles accompanying on piano.


Adrian Chiles began writing a regular column for The Guardian in February 2019.


In 2019, Adrian Chiles wrote an opinion piece detailing his experience after several publications such as the Mail on Sunday republished false information about his alleged marriage to a woman named Maria Walsh in his Wikipedia article, presumably from erroneous information within a Daily Mail article.


In 2020, Adrian Chiles revealed in his Guardian column that he had been diagnosed with ADD.


Adrian Chiles wrote that his condition is being successfully treated with prescription drugs, after he initially disregarded his symptoms.


Adrian Chiles has a urinal in his flat and has written about the mixed reactions it receives.


In March 2008, Adrian Chiles embarked on a charity cycling trip with footballer Alan Shearer from Newcastle upon Tyne to London via West Bromwich for Sport Relief.