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Terry Christian Biography – Terry Christian Wiki
Terry Christian is an award-winning broadcaster, journalist, author and stand-up comedian from the United Kingdom.
He went to school at St Alphonsus’ RC Primary School, Ayres Road, Old Trafford, and St Bede’s College, Manchester. He attended Thames Polytechnic (currently the University of Greenwich) in London but was removed from his biology course due to his poor attendance.
He first appeared on national TV in 1981 on Devil’s Advocate, a Granada Television programme made for ITV by the World In Action team, presented by former World in Action editor Gus Macdonald and produced by Geoff Moore.
The show was made in reaction to the Scarman report which looked into the causes of that summer’s riots in Moss Side in Manchester, Toxteth in Liverpool, Brixton in London, Handsworth in Birmingham and St Pauls in Bristol.
Other contributing youngsters on Devil’s Advocate included Johnny Marr of the Smiths. As a result of his appearances on the programme, Christian was offered his own radio show on BBC Radio Derby called Barbed Wireless.
Christian presented Barbed Wireless between 1982 and 1988 at BBC Radio Derby. The show won Sony Awards in the Best Specialist Music category in 1985 and in 1986. He also contributed regularly to Saturday Live on BBC Radio 1. From 1986 to 1988 he presented Radio 4’s programme Wavelength, which became Wavelength Plus or WPFM.
Terry was voted 2nd in Celebrity Big Brother and has appeared on many TV Comedy shows including 8 Out of 10 Cats, Would I Lie To You, The Staying In Show, You’ve Been Watching, Have I Got News For You, Room 101, Fantasy Football, The 11 O’Clock Show, The Late Late Show ( RTE), The Panel Show (RTE) and Zig and Zag ( RTE).
He has also been a regular guest panellist on the topical Channel 5 series The Wright Stuff and Jeremy Vine.
Terry can also be heard on several Radio comedy shows including Radio 4s Chain Reaction, News Quiz, Today and It’s Not What You Know.
He has performed 2 previous acclaimed sell-out shows across the United Kingdom.
He has also written three books: Brothers – from Childhood to Oasis; Reds in the Hood (1999), about his early life growing up in Old Trafford; and My Word, a look at the world of television in the 1990s, published in June 2007.
Terry Christian Age
He was born Terence Christian on 8 May 1960 in Old Trafford, Lancashire, England.
Terry Christian Wife
While growing in his career as a journalist, Terry was speculated to be gay as he was not romantically linked with any women.
However, the gay allegations were silenced, when Terry mentioned that he had a wife and a family with her.
Nevertheless, in October 2012, it became known that he has a son who played football for the Queensgate Juniors Wasp.
Terry Christian Family
He was born to Irish parents from Dublin: Daniel Christian and Margaret Christian (née Cullen). His father operated a forklift truck at Esso in Trafford Park.
He was brought up in the Brooks Bar neighbourhood of Old Trafford with five brothers and sisters. One of his siblings, his eldest sister, Janet died when Christian was aged two and she was aged 11. His mother Margaret died in April 2008.
Terry Christian Nationality
Christian considers himself to be ethnically Irish, although he is of British nationality.
His Instagram handle is @terry.tvchristian.