Ayo Akinwolere TV Broadcaster
Since Blue Peter, Ayo Akinwolere has demonstrated his diversity as a broadcaster, hosting many programmes for the BBC including Teens From a Small Island (2010) and Stammer School (2011). He is also the West Midlands presenter for the BBC current affairs show Inside Out (2016-2020), for which he won the Factual RTS Award and BBC Ruby Award for his documentary on Extremism.
He has reported for The Gabby Logan Show (2011-2012) and World of Weird (2016), as well as hosting The 100 Greatest Toys (2010), It’s a Dog’s Life (2017) and Fort Boyard: Ultimate Challenge (2012-2014). As a celebrity guest, he has appeared on Celebrity Masterchef (2015), Pointless Celebrities (2012-2021), Dancing on Ice (2012), The Great Comic Relief Bake Off (2013) and The Great British Menu.
As a broadcaster, he has worked across various British television channels and radio stations, interviewing some of the world’s greatest sports people such as Lewis Hamilton and Jessica Ennis-Hill. He is also a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4’s From Our Home Correspondent (2017).
Ayo Akinwolere Writing Career
He has written for publications including The Daily Telegraph, Huffington Post and BBC Sport, touching on subjects such as sport, his career and male identity. Ayo is a keen traveller having visited over 120 cities worldwide. He is a keen photographer and his photographs have been printed in the children’s National Geographic collection and Vogue Bambini. He won the British Photography Award for Fine Art for his piece entitled ‘Great Britain’ which was a reaction to the changing landscape of global ethnicity. He also writes for the digital magazine The Major, a collective space for innovation, interviews and film.
Ayo Akinwolere Sporting Work
Ayo is a regular host for sporting events such as the London Mini-Marathon, the South African World Cup, various football match commentary and the Olympic Torch Relay at the 2012 London Games, where he interviewed the likes of Usain Bolt, Lennox Lewis, Daley Thompson, Jane Torvill and Christopher Dean. He is also passionate about rugby, presenting Channel 4’s coverage of the sport, as well as the lead anchor for Ireland’s test matches and the Saturday morning magazine show The Big Tackle. He can also be seen hosting Premier League Today, Autumn Nations for Amazon Prime, Golazo for CBS USA and Welcome to the Weekend, as well as fronting coverage of the Winter Olympics and Commonwealth Games 2022.