Upon retirement, Giles went on to write for the Daily Telegraph and published his first book, Changing To Win, in October 2008 (which was reprinted in 2010) and has hosted numerous sporting TV shows.
Giles joined Channel 4, presenting the IPC World Swimming Championships from Eindhoven in August 2010, a key event in the lead up to the station’s coverage of the London 2012 Paralympics.
He led the channel’s coverage of the IPC World Swimming Championships and IPC European Championships and also hosted the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio.
He has also presented Channel 4’s That Paralympic Show and The BT Paralympic World Cup live from Manchester (2011), as well as the European Wheelchair Fencing Championships in Sheffield (2011).
In November 2012 Giles was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science from the University of East London for his significant role in Channel 4’s coverage of the London 2012 Paralympic Games. The honour is also in recognition of Giles’ creation, the ’Lexi Decoder‘ (LEXI) – a Paralympic sport classification aid.
Giles writes for the Channel 4 News website, is a reporter on BBC1’s flagship consumer affairs show Watchdog and has forthcoming work in The Independent.
In his spare time, he also snowboards and is a qualified scuba-diver.