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JJ Chalmers


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
– Teamwork
– Leadership
– Overcoming Adversity
– Living With Disabilities
– Peak Performance
– Sport

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.


Overcoming Adversity
Winning Mindset/performance


We have worked with Matthew for many years and will continue to do so. His knowledge of the Speaker Market and ability to interpret our clients requirements is quite exceptional.

He is incredibly thorough in his approach and always goes that extra mile to ensure everything is exactly as required.

I am always happy working with Matthew, he has great credibility, he is very diverse in his ability to make things happen.

Matthew Fisher and I have worked together for many number of years. I have always found Matt to be honest, good natured and willing to work hard always carefully selecting the best appearances to suit my personality and lifestyle. The work Matthew has delivered for me over the years has varied from schools, colleges, attending film premiers, guest speaking  to name a few all of which I have lots of memories and thoroughly enjoyed.