Colin Jackson

Colin Jackson

  • One of GB's Greatest Ever Athletes
  • Mental Health, LGBTQ+ & Diversity Speaker
  • Motivational & Inspirational Speaker

Great Britain’s Legendary Hurdler, Multiple Gold Medallist, World Record Holder, TV & Radio Broadcaster

A World Record holder, much loved media personality and inspirational speaker, Colin Jackson is a national treasure and one of the most well-known athletes in Great Britain. When he retired from competing, his multi-medal career and infectious personality made him the natural choice to join the BBC’s athletics commentary team. Over the last 16 years Colin has become an integral part of the team, covering the Rio Olympics in 2004 and all major athletic events since then, including the Olympic Games in London in 2012 and Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

Colin has also developed into a hugely important figurehead for LGBTQ+ diversity, inclusion and mental health over the last two years. His open and connectible honesty has captivated the media and live audiences alike, as he speaks form the heart about the stressful demands of competing at the highest level, as well as the impacts of anxiety, eating disorders and body dysmorphia.

Passionate about learning, Colin became Schools Ambassador for Wey Education in 2019 and continues to work closely with the Online Learning partner today


He has also co-hosted the popular Sunday Morning radio show on BBC Radio Wales with his sister, Suzanne Packer. Colin reached the final of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, and has also competed in Celebrity MasterChef where he reached the knockout week and many other credits include an outstanding “Who Do You think You Are”.

Colin is a member of the steering panel for Sport Relief and is also an International Inspiration Ambassador for UNICEF, as well as founding and fronting the Go Dad Run campaign for Prostate Cancer.

Colin’s arguably more relevant now than ever, his personable and professional approach, combined with his high profile, means that he is always in demand from the commercial sector. He is a confident and charismatic conference/awards host and a high-level motivational speaker.

For further information, contact a Prime Performers Booking Agent through the online booking enquiry form or alternatively call us on 020 3500 3331 to discuss your requirements.

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I wanted to say a huge thank you to Colin for his outstanding contribution to the launch of National School Meals Week. He was brilliant from start to finish. Everyone I spoke to commented on how good he was and the way he spoke to all the age groups was brilliant. He engaged with the students and had them riveted to their seats and wanting to ask questions, the media loved him and he was an absolute pleasure to work with. I just hope we have the opportunity to do so again.
Everyone loved Colin. I heard many praises of best speaker I've ever heard as people left the event. Besides all his athletic, broadcasting achievements, he has a wonderful warm personality and was kind enough to stay for photographs and sign autographs. He really made the centenary event special. Thank you for all your help in organising our prestige event.
Colin was absolutely amazing, so inspiring! But then you already know that! Such a fabulous event, we are so grateful to him and to you for sorting it out. Thanks so much!