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Strictly Winner Chris Hollins to become a father

Chris Hollins was thrilled to win Strictly Come Dancing in 2009. The television presenter is, however, even more proud of his latest achievement.

Hollins, 42, is to become a father. Sarah Alexander, an account director for a media marketing company, whom he married last year, is expecting their first child. “An even smaller Hollins is on the way,” says Chris, the son of the former Chelsea footballer John Hollins. “Any tips for an expecting dad?”

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Chris Hollins' MCC take on France

Chris Hollins, the BBC frontman and former first-class cricketer, is part of the MCC team taking on France in memory of the only ever Olympic cricket match.

Hollins may be best known for foxtrotting his way to victory in Strictly Come Dancing in 2009, but he is also an excellent cricketer who played eight first-class matches for Oxford University.

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Hollins is shoo-in at Daybreak

Daybreak bosses are secretly trying to poach BBC Breakfast star Chris Hollins in a move that could edge out "grumpy" Adrian Chiles. They are tapping up the former Strictly Come Dancing champ, 40, for a "significant role" in a bid to rescue the show's nosediving popularity.

Adrian, 44, has been singled out as viewers' main turn-off - and ITV chiefs reckon Chris will instantly inject some much-needed cheeriness.

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Strictly stars hunt auction bargains

Two of the stars of Strictly Come Dancing foxtrotted down to the Canterbury Auction Galleries to film a special edition of Bargain Hunt for this year's Children In Need appeal.

Judge Len Goodman and professional dancer Ola Jordan, who won the 2009 series of the TV contest, teamed up for the BBC show to raise money for the charity.

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One show's Adrian Chiles quits BBC

The One Show presenter Adrian Chiles is to join ITV and GMTV in a new four-year deal, it has been confirmed.

He will be a main host on the breakfast station and also front ITV's football coverage, including the World Cup, Champions' League and England matches. BBC Breakfast's Chris Hollins is expected to replace Chiles on BBC One's weekday evening magazine show.

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Strictly winner to take over on The One Show?

Strictly Come Dancing champ Chris Hollins is being lined up to replace Adrian Chiles on The One Show, a report has claimed. The BBC Breakfast sports presenter is being lined up for the evening chatshow after Chiles threatened to quit the programme.

Adrian is said to "have thrown the toys out of the pram" over plans to have him replaced by Chris Evans on Friday nights.

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Chris & Ola put on their dancing shoes once more

Strictly Come Dancing winners Chris Hollins and Ola Jordan have signed up to the live 2010 tour. Joining them will be other celebrity contestants Ali Bastian, Natalie Cassidy and Zoe Lucker.

Past series stars Kelly Brook, Austin Healey and Mark Ramprakash will also be putting on their dancing shoes as Strictly Come Dancing Live waltzes back into the MEN Arena from January 15-17.

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The Jordans in Wipeout

Kaye Adams competed with fitness expert and choreographer Kevin Adams and vocal coach wife Carrie, Strictly Come Dancing pro couple James and Ola Jordan, Casualty hunk Luke Bailey, I'm A Celebrity jungle king Joe Swash, comedian Tim Vine, Emmerdale beauty Adele Silva and Olympic gold javelin legend Fatima Whitbread.

Each was desperate to walk away as the Total Wipeout Celebrity Champion and scoop £10,000 for their chosen charity.

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Ola puts dresses up for sale

It's a way for fans to get some Strictly Come Dancing sparkle into their lives.

The show’s winning professional, Ola Jordan, is selling off some of her skimpiest costumes for up to £800 each. The Polish-born dancer, 27, models the revealing Latin and ballroom dresses on her official website.

 

 

 

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Chris chairs sports quiz

Strictly Come Dancing champ Chris Hollins is stepping in to chair BBC Radio 5 Live's banter-based sports quiz Fighting Talk in the New Year.

The sports news presenter will stand in on January 2 2010, while regular host Colin Murray fronts the Darts World Championships on BBC One.

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Chris Hollins guilt over win

BBC Sports presenter Chris Hollins has admitted he feels a little bit guilty for scooping the Strictly Come Dancing title over favourite Ricky Whittle. He caught up with Newsbeat with his professional partner Ola Jordan to reveal how he celebrated his victory and what he's planning next.

Congratulations - you're the winners of Strictly 2009!

CHRIS: Hooray, how weird is that Ola?

OLA: Very weird,

CHRIS: It's strange.

How does it feel knowing that even though it's great that you won that you probably weren't the best dancers?

CHRIS: I know - we're getting used to that. I like the way you say 'we', I'm not particularly great but this one...

OLA: No it's we, we're a team.

CHRIS: What number were you in the world at one stage, top twenty?

OLA: Top twelve more like it.

CHRIS: So one of us is quite a good dancer. A lot of people said we all know that Ricky and Natalie are a formidable partnership. Ricky's probably the best male dancer this competition has seen, he is brilliant and he's a great guy and he made the final for us.

We had such a good friendship and we really enjoyed it and I do feel a little bit guilty about beating him because I wasn't the best dancer but we went out there and enjoyed it and had a great time.

So who would have thought then that the hobbits would have done it ?

CHRIS: The hobbits manage to win out, we giggle away, we have the big trophy here. We can't believe we've done it because we didn't think we'd get past week three. We had a nightmare in week five, seven, ten, eleven.

OLA: I believed in you didn't I?

CHRIS: What was the other thing you kept saying?

OLA: Enjoy yourself.

CHRIS: Exactly, and I think that's been the secret maybe for us, is that every time we thought it was the last dance, every time we thought we were going to go out. But Ola kept saying: 'Go out, enjoy it, give it everything you've got' and that's what we did.

You did look like you were enjoying yourself, especially during the Charleston.

CHRIS: It's a weird thing, it's a magic thing. Ever since we walked into that studio and Ola said, 'Just have a listen to this music because this is our Charleston', and it was Fat Sam's Grand Slam and it was just our music.

OLA: I think the Charleston dance was made for us. It's a very, very fun dance and we are fun and we had a lot of fun doing the dance. I think it just was made for us and the facial expressions Chris does matched the dance.

How did you celebrate?

CHRIS: Well we didn't do that much celebrating. We went to the bar for a few glasses of champagne and then it was one o'clock before we knew it.

OLA: And we were so tired from training all week, really hard.

CHRIS: And we just collapsed. You went back to your hotel and I went back to my house and I woke up with fake tan all over my sheets, gold glitter splattered everywhere all over the floor and then there was the Strictly Come Dancing trophy at the end of the my bed and I thought: 'It actually happened, it wasn't a dream'.

Chris, career-wise for you, if we are to believe everything we read, you're going to do The One Show, you're going to make lots of money

CHRIS: I know Max Clifford says I'm going to make a million pounds this year.

OLA: Give me half.

CHRIS: I'll give you half Ola, don't you worry. I'm going to do The One Show and if Brucie retires I'm also going to do Strictly Come Dancing. What a year I've got ahead - I'm going to be very busy.

Back to reality, my alarm went off the same time - at ten past four this morning I got up and went to work on Breakfast I have a great time there, it's what I do. If there are any other opportunities out there I will grab them with both hands, just as I did with Strictly.

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