Michael Absalom

Presenter, Facilitator & Host

Michael is a charming, enthusiastic presenter with an excellent track record as an event facilitator and host.

As comfortable presenting in live environments as he is out on the road reporting from Outside Broadcasts, he is also an exceptional sports commentator. Selected for the role of MC for the LOCOG Olympic Torch Relay Celebration Events around the UK, and during the 2012 Olympics he was amongst the crowd at the Riverside Stadium interviewing the thousands of Hockey fans at each game. Michael’s natural energy and passion for life make him fun to work with and an asset to any event.

BIOGRAPHY

Michael made his TV debut back in 2002 on ‘The CBBC Channel’. During his CBBC years (2002-2006) he hosted shows such as ‘Best of Friends’, ‘X-change’ and ‘Sportsround’ which all aired on BBC1, BBC2 and The CBBC Channel.

His passion for Sport saw him make a steady transition from Presenting to Sports Commentary after leaving CBBC and since turning freelance in 2006 Michael has worked on some exciting projects with the likes of Adidas, COLT, DVLA, KX Energy Drinks, SOLT, IKEA and Norwich Union.

Michael first broke on to the Commentary scene in 2006 when he was given the opportunity to commentate on a series of Hockey events for Eurosport. Since then he has gone on to commentate on a variety of other sports including: Skiing, Formula 1, Surfing, Rugby and Football. Since 2006 he has worked for BBC Sport, Sky Sports, Neo Sports, Star Sports, Eurosport and most recently in 2016 BT Sport.

As a former England Under 18 Hockey player Michael is able to share his love for the sport with the audience explaining the more technical aspects of the game in a refreshingly new and enthusiastic manner. He has featured at all the major Hockey events since 2006 including The Hockey World Cup, The Champions Trophy, The Indoor Hockey World Cup, London 2012 Olympics and also the Hockey India League.

Michael is a qualified ski instructor (CSIA level 3) and spent 3 seasons working as a ski instructor in Canada (Mont Tremblant, Quebec). He therefore has a genuine passion for skiing and has commentated on The Alpine Skiing World Cup since 2007 on both Eurosport and BBC Sport .

Michael has been heavily involved with many live events on the BBC’s ‘Red Button’. In 2009 he hosted an alternative commentary stream for youngsters and new comers to Formula 1 called ‘CBBC F1’ and has commentated on numerous Grand Prix’s since.

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