Born in Belfast, brought up in Zimbabwe, but now very happily resident in Johannesburg, Dan Nicholl has had a colourful career leading up to the start of his new primetime talk show. A former sports anchor and rugby commentator on Cape Talk, a sports editor, and host of Champions League television coverage, Dan has spent much of the last decade working across South Africa and beyond as a prolific MC and presenter.
Locally, Dan has hosted some of South Africa’s biggest events, including the Sport Industry Awards, the Springboks’ Love Of The Game banquet, the Cape Wine Auction, the BMW International Polo Series, the Absa Cape Epic, and numerous European and Sunshine Tour golf events. Abroad, Dan has taken to the stage at the annual Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland for several years, as well as the Emirates Invitational in Abu Dhabi, Beyond Sport United at Yankee Stadium, the Mauritius Open, the Bangkok Tens rugby festival, and the Beyond Sport Summit in Philadelphia, amongst others.
An English literature graduate from the University of Cape Town, Dan writes for a number of publications, and won the 2012 PICA Magazine Columnist of the Year award. Dan serves as an ambassador for the Laureus Sport For Good Foundation (the official charity partner of The Dan Nicholl Show), and works with a number of other South African charities. Dan is married to Dimitra, a Greek lawyer who has never lost an argument with her husband, and has a beautiful baby daughter, Erin, who is not allowed to talk to boys until she’s at least 40.