Explorer Series: JJ Chalmers | ‘Waking from a Nightmare, to Living the Dream’
Monday 14th November | 6:31pm - 9:31pm
Mr Fogg's Residence
Our fourth and final Mr Fogg’s Explorer Series talk of 2022 sees us welcome BBC television presenter, army veteran and Invictus Games Gold medalist: JJ Chalmers. Engage in JJ’s captivating and motivational journey ‘Waking from a Nightmare, to Living the Dream’, alongside an informal Q&A session, whilst enjoying delectable libations from Franklin & Sons at Mr Fogg’s Mayfair Residence.
JJ Chalmers is a TV Presenter with a remarkable story. The career of the former Royal Marine Commando was cut short after he suffered life-changing injuries following an IED explosion in Afghanistan. After years of rehabilitation, JJ went on to compete in the 2014 Invictus Games, where he captained the Trike Cycling team and took home three medals. As a spokesperson for this inaugural Invictus Games, JJ got an insight into TV during the publicity rounds and seeking a new and thrilling adventure led JJ to embark on a broadcasting career.
He hit the ground running in 2016 with a Studio Presenter role for the Rio Paralympics and since 2017 has anchored BBC1’s coverage of the Invictus Games. JJ has become a key part of the BBC Sports team, with highlights including The Olympic and Commonwealth Games as well as the London Marathon. As part of the BBC’s Ceremonial coverage, JJ has been part of the presenter line-up for major events including The Funeral of The Duke of Edinburgh and the D-Day 75 Memorial programming – moments in history which he feels immensely privileged to have been part of. In a fairly short career, JJ has already racked up credits including The One Show, BBC Breakfast, The Chelsea Flower Show, The People Remember and the acclaimed documentary for Radio 5 Live From Helmand and Back.