James Threlfall is a British presenter and skateboarder hailing from Wiltshire, working predominantly in radio for the BBC and as a host for football platform, 433.

Through his background of action sports, in 2017 after filming various commercials for the likes of Sky and Coca Cola James saw his TV break with the launch of a new series, ‘Now Boarding’. The show was commissioned by AMC Networks and saw James as the sole presenter, with episodes airing in over 50 countries globally. Things rapidly accelerated from there, with James shortly after picking up jobs across multiple live sports broadcasts for Red Bull, a viral mental health film for BBC Three, hosting for NASS Festival and live event work for VICE, to name just a few.

James’ launch into radio however kicked off with specialist slots on Pyro and Soho Radio in London. From there, James progressed into the BBC, swiftly moving to take up the role as host of BBC Introducing in the West of England. James’ work with the BBC continued to grow from there, with live commentary and hosting for BBC Sport as well as podcast projects for BBC Sounds.

Alongside presenting, James is extremely passionate about mental health and young people, having been an ambassador for CALM since 2016, campaigning to build free-to-access public skateparks and supporting disadvantaged youths through the Prince’s Trust. As a result, in 2019 James was awarded an MBE by the Queen in her New Year’s Honours.

In 2021 James was announced as the newest host for 433, the biggest football community on Instagram with 50+ million followers for whom he hosted all of the coverage from Wembley for the Euro’s, and then kicked off 2022 by sitting in for Charlie Hedges on Dance Anthems on BBC Radio 1 and hosting the UK Skateboarding Championships for BBC Sport.

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