Justin Lee Collins
Justin Lee Collins is a television and radio presenter, and occasional singer. Hailing from Bristol, he is well known for his West Country accent.
Winner of the Loaded LAFTAS ‘Funniest Man’ award in 2010, Justin also won the ‘Television Presenter of the Year’ Award at the 2009 Royal Variety Club Awards.
Along with Alan Carr, Justin hosted the Channel 4 comedy-variety Friday Night Project from 2006, and went on to host The Sunday Night Project when the show moved to Sunday nights for its seventh series in 2008. Series Eight was the final series of the ‘Project’ and aired in 2009.
In September 2009 Justin’s autobiography Good Times! was published by Ebury Press.
Justin has fronted a myriad of personal documentaries for various channels, including a number of Bring Back… shows for Channel 4, and a series for Channel 4 entitled The Convention Crasher. Following this, Justin hosted his own talk show, The Justin Lee Collins Show on ITV in 2009, which focused on topical issues, but with a comedic twist.
In 2009, after signing an exclusive deal with Five, Justin hosted the channel’s game show Heads Or Tails, where players could win up to £1million by correctly calling coin flips. Early 2010 saw him host his own ten-part entertainment chat show for Five, Justin Lee Collins: Good Times, in which he interviewed some of the most interesting and topical guests in town, with a musical act from pop, rock or theatre performing at the end of each show.
2011 has seen Justin front Justin Lee Collins: Turning Japanese, a three part series about Japanese culture for Channel Five, as well as Steven Seagal v. Justin Lee Collins, a one-off documentary in which Justin goes head to head with Steven Seagal! Justin also recently presented a run of the Saturday afternoon show on Xfm 104.9.
Justin is available for corporate events. His warm personality, enthusiasm, and charm make him a wonderful host for a variety of events.
Previous corporate work includes hosting large-scale awards and corporate entertainment evenings, including the Slimming World Awards, the Nabs Big Bash flagship annual fundraising event, the GO Belfast Magazine Awards, and the ‘Superdrug StarStruck’: bi –annual fundraiser in aid of Cancer Research UK, NSPCC and Teenage Cancer Trust. Justin has also hosted more business events, like the Halifax Community Bank Plenary sessions.
Justin is a talented singer and he contested to represent the UK and Ireland in the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest, with a song written by Boyzone star Ronan Keating. Where appropriate, Justin can even perform a bit of cabaret at corporate events!