Tessa Sanderson CBE

Tessa Sanderson CBE

  • Olympic Javelin Gold Medallist
  • Television Sports Presenter
  • Motivational Speaker

During her 26 years competing for Great Britain Tessa was voted Sports Personality of the Year and Athlete of the Year (3 times) by the Athletics Writers Association, she also presented the Sports News for 2/3 years for Sky Television. Her media career involved television presenting for BBC, ITV, Bloomberg, GMTV, Talk Sport Radio.

Tessa has taken part in various BBC Show’s and is a natural in front of the camera both as a guest and a host. One particular show recorded the highest viewing of the whole series on one evening with over 2.9 million viewers - it was repeated 9 nine times during the year.

Tessa was a Board member of the Olympic Park Legacy Company and continues to be very involved with that area today. Her charity support is extensive, her latest work includes being Patron of Adoption UK having adopted two young twins herself. More recently she became Patron for the Birmingham Commonwealth Association and is an Ambassador for Move it or Lose it, a campaign aiming at improving the fitness of older people, particularly during the pandemic of 2020.

She continues to be a regular within media, whether it be 'A Question of Sport' , BBC Radio news review, Loose Women, Sky News, Sky Sports, Times Radio Personality Politics or entertainment ‘Celebrity 5 go Barging’ Channel 5 , Junk Food Experiment, Sink or Swim. She is often featured in magazines, broadsheets and the popular press (Hello Magazine covered her 60th birthday , Daily Telegraph featured ‘mother at 57, model at 60’, Telegraph supplement covered her 35th Anniversary since winning Gold ). Very much a TV/Radio personality outside of her sporting achievements she regularly gives keynote speeches as well as hosting award functions.

More recently she was signed by a modelling agency and is developing work in fashion and beauty balancing this with her young family and sporting interests. She presented at a designers launch in 2019, making her debut appearance on the cat walk.

Tessa is a Keynote and Motivational Speaker, Awards Host and TV & radio personality across sport, entertainment and media. She is also a business ambassador for carefully selected brands that she is personally committed to. To book Tessa, please contact a Prime Performers Booking Agent on 020 3500 3331 or email info@primeperformers.co.uk

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On behalf of Energize, I would like to thank you for being such an excellent guest speaker at the Energise Awards. I very much enjoyed your speech and have received many comments from others who said the same. I would also like to thank you for being so obliging with regards to many photograph and autograph requests at the end of the night.