Christine Hamilton is an Author, Broadcaster and After-Dinner Speaker
Christine Hamilton aka The British Battleaxe appears regularly on TV and radio on both entertainment and news and current affairs programmes.
Her repertoire ranges from Have I Got News for You, Bo Selecta & Harry Hill to Any Questions, Loose Women & Newsnight
On the first ever ITV ‘I’m a Celebrity – Get Me Out of Here‘ Christine enchanted viewers with her natural charm, sense of humour, common sense and kindness, emerging a true ‘Queen of the Jungle!’
“You managed to make most of the audience cry with laughter!”
In 2010, Christine won another legion of fans with her feisty performance in ‘Celebrity MasterChef’ where she reached the final but narrowly missed the title.
In 2000, her critically acclaimed BBC Choice series, The Christine Hamilton Show proved her to be a natural and perceptive interviewer, chatting to household names who have survived stormy waters of all kinds – from James Hewitt, Jonathan Aitken and Lord Bath to Bernard Manning, Ivana Trump and John Fashanu.
Christine has presented other shows including:
- Simply Money – Sky
- Destination Lunch – Sky
- Home – Granada
Christine has also deputised for Gloria Hunniford and Fern Britton on their flagship shows Open House and This Morning.
She regularly writes for national newspapers, magazines and periodicals; had a weekly column for the Western Daily Press and a monthly column for gay magazine Refresh.
Game for most things, Christine has parachuted and posed as Eve (with Neil as Adam) for charity; dressed as a drag queen on the BBC, had cosmetic infill injections live on C5 & the BBC, and launched a death defying funfair ride.
An outrageous flirt, who could forget her disarming Louis Theroux in their documentary ‘When Louis Met The Hamiltons‘ – now considered one of the best television moments of 2001.
Christine has received critical acclaim since dipping her toe into the world of theatre. In basque and fishnets, she was the first woman in England to take the role of Narrator in the ‘Rocky Horror Show’ during its 30th anniversary tour.
Christine spent her childhood in the New Forest area where her father was a GP in Ringwood. After graduating from the University of York she worked at the House of Commons for 26 years as research assistant and secretary to MPs, starting with the flamboyant Sir Gerald Nabarro (MP for South Worcestershire until he died in 1973).
She worked for her husband (Neil Hamilton) from his election for Tatton in 1983 until he lost his seat in 1997.
Christine and Neil currently live in Wiltshire and London where they enjoy music, gardening, cooking and entertaining, which encompasses their overriding passion: the company of good friends.
Christine Hamilton – After Dinner Speaker:
Christine Hamilton has, very publicly, been through the wringer and emerged brighter and sparkier than ever.
She has faced scandal, ignominy, hounding by the media, accusations of rape, epic battles in the high court, bankruptcy and the enforced sale of her home.
As an after-dinner speaker, Christine talks frankly and movingly, but also in a highly entertaining way, about the trials she has faced, how she coped and managed to re-build her life into the successful media personality she is today.
People identify with Christine as a warm-hearted, open, engaging person who has faced life’s battles head on and triumphed.
Christine Hamilton is in demand to speak at luncheons, dinners and gatherings of all kinds, equally at home with either male, female or mixed audiences, enlivening many an occasion with her charm and humour.
A practised, entertaining and witty speaker, she can talk not only about her own life but also lifts the veil on the discreet yet not-so-discreet World of Westminster and enthuses hilariously about her “Great British Battleaxes”.