OJ Borg

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OJ Borg
Born
Oliver James Borg D'Anastasi

(1979-04-04) 4 April 1979 (age 42)
NationalityBritish (Maltese father)
OccupationBroadcaster and presenter
Employer BBC
Spouse(s)Married
ChildrenTwo daughters

Oliver James Borg D'Anastasi, known as OJ Borg (born 4 April 1979), [1] is a British radio and television presenter employed by the BBC.

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Career

Radio

OJ is currently the presenter of BBC Radio 2's weekday overnight programme from 12 midnight to 3am. He has previously deputised for Janice Long, Alex Lester and Steve Wright.

OJ also co-owns his own production company - MegaCityDigital - through which he produces and hosts a cycling podcast and an MMA podcast for the BBC, directed and presented '100 things to do on your bike' for the Bike Channel and produced social media content for the esports awards.

Previously OJ presented BBC Radio 5 Live's cycling show BeSpoke

For two years he was the presenter of The Hometime show on Key 103, before that he co-hosted the drivetime programme on Kerrang Radio with Kate Lawler.

In 2007 OJ presented The Saturday Breakfast Show on Xfm South Wales before the station was sold and renamed Nation Radio. In his early career he co-hosted the breakfast show on 96.2 The Revolution.

From 2016-2017 he also presented Rock 'N' Roll Football on Absolute Radio.

In August 2018, OJ covered the Radio 2 drivetime Show with Angela Scanlon In December 2020, he covered the Saturday breakfast show on Boxing Day from 8-10.

Television

In 2005 OJ moved to London to host a daily live show on VH1 - Radio Gaga - with Absolute Radio's Sarah Champion. While working for MTV networks he also presented the Rewind and Ultimate charts, the film show Screen, and fronted guides to the Oxegen Festival in Ireland and the clubs of Ibiza. He also presented TMF Kicks, working first with Carole Machin, then Kate Edmondson.

For three years OJ was a regular presenter of the National Lottery and EuroMillions programmes on BBC One. [2]

On 12 September 2007, OJ, along with Lynsey Horn, launched the new Freeview channel Nuts TV, presenting the weeknight live shows along with gameshow North vs South. During this time he also presented with Chanelle Hayes and Lucy Pinder.

OJ was a continuity voice on newly branded channel Fiver , and took part in The Bullrun, a Gumball 3000 style rally across the United States which was documented for Channel 4 and Nuts TV. [1] [3]

OJ has a keen interest in MMA and is the post-fight interviewer for BAMMA broadcasting live on Channel 5. He is also the host of the monthly magazine show UFC Fighting Talk on BT Sport.

He has presented darts coverage for ITV4 and recently presented at the Le Mans 24 hour race for Nissan.

On 27 December 2011 he appeared on Celebrity Mastermind on BBC One. Taking Star Wars as his specialist subject (and dressed as Princess Leia), he finished third with 21 points. [4]

Esports

OJ worked with ESL at ESL One Cologne 2015 and ESL One Cologne 2019 as Stage host, as well as multiple other ESL and IEM events - most recently ESL One New York 2019. He has also worked with ESL for the Call of Duty World League, where he hosted events in the European region. [5]

From October 2020, OJ has presented World of Zwift, [6] a weekly round-up of what's going on in Zwift racing.

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References

  1. 1 2 "Kerrang! hires Nuts TV host". Radio Today. 14 October 2008. Retrieved 6 January 2009.
  2. The National Lottery: Midweek Draws BBC One, 3 March 2010. And the Saturday draw on 22 May 2010
  3. "Show details – OJ's Bullrun Odyssey". Tiscali TV Guide. Tiscali . Retrieved 6 January 2009.[ permanent dead link ]
  4. Radio Times - Celebrity Mastermind: Series 9, Episode 1
  5. "European Stage 1 Finals Preview". Call of Duty.
  6. World of Zwift Series 1, Episode 1