Chris took his first step of the media ladder when he joined the COI as a researcher. He became a newsreader at ATV before joining the legendary kids TV show Tiswas. The short lived OTT followed Tiswas fame and the 80's and 90's didn't see many TV hits for Chris. He did, however, join Capital FM and became the presenter of its Breakfast Show, and continues to do so. In 1989 he started on the series Tarrant on TV which is still on air.
After numerous small quiz shows Chris became a regular on Saturday tv when he hosted Man O Man in the late 90's. In 1998 Chris presented the first of many episodes of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?