JJ Chalmers is a TV Presenter and inspirational speaker with a remarkable story. The career of the former Royal Marine Commando was cut short after he suffered life-changing injuries following an IED explosion in Afghanistan.
After years of rehabilitation, JJ Chalmers went on to compete in the 2014 Invictus Games where he captained the Trike Cycling team and took home three medals. As a spokesperson for this inaugural Invictus Games JJ got an insight into TV during the publicity rounds and seeking a new and thrilling adventure led JJ to embark on a broadcasting career.
He hit the ground running in 2016 with a Studio Presenter role for the Rio Paralympics and since 2017 has anchored BBC1’s coverage of the Invictus Games. JJ Chalmers has become a key part of the BBC’s sports team with highlights including The Commonwealth Games and The London Marathon.
As part of the BBC’s Ceremonial coverage JJ commentates on The Lord Mayor’s Show and considers himself privileged to have been involved in the D Day Memorial coverage, Trooping The Colour, The Duke of Edinburgh’s and Her Majesty The Queen’s funeral programming. Other BBC credits include The One Show, BBC Breakfast, Getaways, Wild Escapes, Pilgrimage, The People Remember and the acclaimed documentary for Radio 5 Live From Helmand and Back.
2020 saw JJ Chalmers join the cast of Strictly Come Dancing on BBC1 dancing all the way to the Quarter Finals. Swapping the dance floor for his workshop JJ joined BBC1’s Money For Nothing showcasing his crafting and design skills. He was an integral part of the BBC1’s Olympic presenter squad and Channel Four’s Paralympics coverage. For Channel 5 JJ has fronted the 3 part series Dunkirk plus he joined The Chelsea Flower Show and Gardeners World Team for the BBC. This year sees JJ hosting Scotland’s Greatest Escapes for the BBC in which he showcases the best places to stay.
JJ Chalmers is a Patron for Help For Heroes.
His Speaking topics include –
– Mental Resilience
– Overcoming Adversity
– Living With Disabilities
– Peak Performance
Developing vital skills of teamwork, leadership and communication during his time in the army – skills he has taken forward to his presenting career – JJ has taught these skills to clients including Awards International, PWC, Revolution Bars Group, United Biscuits and Virgin Atlantic.
“I have to say as I was lucky enough to be sat with JJ, what a wonderful, inspirational man he is and I’ve heard so many fantastic comments from our staff here at Revolution, he really did a wonderful speech and really made a positive impact on our staff and he is just such a wonderful chap. Please do pass on my best regards to JJ and I am so happy that I got to meet him.”
— Susie, Revolution Bars Group
"Definitely the best that I’ve worked with and he was still talking with our guests hours after the awards had closed."