Oli Bell is an ITV Racing presenter.
Raised in Somerset, Oli received a drama scholarship and studied in Peterborough.
The school had its own radio station, and by the age of 15, Oli was hosting the breakfast show slot. This provided him with an early education into the broadcasting world.
Oli’s next step into broadcasting was a year later as a live reporter at the Burghley Horse Trials. This was followed by Oli presenting at the Land Rover G4 Challenge and the British Touring Car Championships.
Aged 18, Bell became an editorial assistant at Racing UK, however, he quickly moved in front of the camera as a presenter.
Having covered events including Royal Ascot, the Grand National and the Cheltenham Festival, Oli was headhunted by Sky in Australia to present their international sports coverage.
In 2012, Oli teamed up again with Racing UK and in 2017 he joined ITV Sport as a horse racing presenter.
A devoted Yeovil Town fan, Oli also presents football for ITV and has covered darts and boxing for the network.
He played on the professional poker circuit for a year and also played cricket and football to a high standard in South Africa and Australia.
An experienced conference host and live event MC, Oli Bell is a popular choice and recognised as a ‘safe pair of hands’ by event organisers.