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Christopher Parker
Born 24 August 1983 (1983-08-24) (age 26)
Lewisham, London, England
Occupation Actor and television presenter
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Christopher Parker (born 24 August 1983) is an English actor and television presenter.

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Early career

Christopher Parker’s career began at an early age as a model appearing in print campaigns and TV commercials. He progressed onto small roles in TV dramas such as The Bill, London's Burning (appearing in the last ever episode) and Judge John Deed. Parker worked as a stunt double in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. He then came to wider attention in the role of Spencer Moon in the BBC soap opera EastEnders, where he played the younger brother of Alfie Moon, portrayed by British actor Shane Richie.[1]

During his time on EastEnders, he appeared in the first series of Strictly Come Dancing and made it through to the final alongside his partner Hanna Karttunen.

He has since starred as Simon's boyfriend in Beautiful People, a role that mirrors his personal life.

Recent broadcasting

In 2005/2006 he worked as a presenter on CD:UK, MTV News, CBBC with Fearne Cotton, Disney radio and as an entertainment presenter on the morning television show This Morning.

Parker hosted an hour long special called Bond is Back for American television about latest James Bond movie, Casino Royale .

He has appeared on CBBC on Hider in the House presented by JK and Joel and taken part in ITV2's reality television programme Deadline with chief editor Janet Street Porter. He was the first celebrity to be sacked by Street-Porter, for refusing to take pictures of famous people without first asking their permission.

He currently presents Dead Famous Live opposite Gail Porter and was, for a period, the face of the digital music channel Bubble Hits.

Parker appeared in the second series of the BBC's Hotel Babylon opposite Danny Dyer. In 2006 he worked alongside Christian Slater, Nick Moran and Eddie Izzard in a live performance of the Hollywood movie The Rogues.

Parker splits his time between Los Angeles and London. In Los Angeles he works for Fox owned channel TV Guide Channel and also Reelz Channel (a movie themed channel).

In 2008, he took part in The Strictly Come Dancing Live Arena Tour and he has acted in Tim Smith's short film Schoolboy and also the feature film Education of Keiron which stars James Wilby. He is also presenting holiday segments for ITV1's This Morning and has a column in Teen Now Magazine.

Chris Parker will be hosting a weekly show on Gala Bingo's TV channel, commencing Jun 09 [1])

Personal life

Chris is often seen out and about with his friends Dale Winton, Boy George, Elton John, Shirley Bassey, Christopher Biggins Fearne Cotton and Denise Van Outen (who he worked with on This Morning). In November 2004 Parker slashed his wrists and took an overdose of paracetamol. He has since spoken out about the event as he admitted that the story was true and he used a cover story to hide his sexuality, he now admits it is true. [2]

He has also completed two London Marathons, once for the charity Barnardos and the second for the Make Poverty History Campaign and visited Africa with Comic Relief alongside Fearne Cotton. He is also a celebrity supporter for the British Red Cross[3]

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