Graham Bell is a British Olympic skier, TV presenter, adventurer and journalist who continues to be regarded as one of the finest downhill skiers the UK has ever produced. He was named Ski Champion of Britain eight times during his illustrious career, a testament to Graham’s dedication, skill and passion for this sport.
The five-time Olympian has remained at the forefront of British sport since his retirement in the late 90s, commentating on the Winter Olympics and fronting the popular BBC primetime series ‘Ski Sunday’. Graham and the 'Ski Sunday' team were even awarded the 2002 Royal Television Society award for their slope-side reporting, reflecting his talent onscreen.
Most recently, Graham competed in the Dancing on Ice 2021 line-up. Swapping his skis for skates, he was paired with Yebin Mok before joining forces with Karina Manta due to injury. Not one to be deterred by adversity, Graham skated solo in the season’s debut show, a testament to his determination and bravery.
Graham also works with a range of organisations and events to support the development of both winter and summer sports, including sailing, triathlon events and cycling. He regularly commentates on pinnacle sporting events, interviewing athletes and supplying expert analysis.
Using his experience as a TV presenter and cameraman, Graham can seamlessly cover extreme events, particularly in the world of winter sports. He was a key pundit for BBC’s coverage of the World Triathlon Series, and has also presented the prime-time sports programme, ‘High Altitude’. As one of Team GB’s most recognisable Winter Olympians, Graham was invited back for the 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014 Games, where he commentated on the athletes’ performances.
Graham was the Performance Director on Channel 4’s popular show, 'The Jump', where he taught celebrities various disciplines in the Winter Olympics. Using his vast experience on the slopes, Graham guided the contestants from amateurs to experts with staggering results. Such success reflected his in-depth knowledge and dedication to the celebrities’ development.
Graham’s boundless enthusiasm, knowledge and experience has seen him appear on a range of great programming, and supply coverage of high profile sporting events all over the world. In addition to television presenting, Graham has also carved a career on the corporate circuit as an after dinner and motivational speaker, where he inspires audiences with his story of perseverance. Guests revel in Graham’s behind the scenes anecdotes, and are empowered by his passion for sport.