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Before Danny's accident in 1994 he was already on the path to a career in sport.  Representing both Essex and the Eastern counties of England in his chosen sport, rugby. 

 

Loosing his right arm in a car crash did not dampen his spirit and he was back on the field playing full contact rugby within a year.  Danny then qualified as a Scuba diving instructor, working on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia before enjoying a stint as a shark display diver, a much loved part of his presentations.

 

But it is for his talents on the track that Danny gained recognition.  A glittering 12yrs that saw him capture 400m bronze in the Sydney 2000 Paralympics.  A medal that Danny was not content to settle for.  He wanted Gold, and 4yrs later he achieved his dream, winning 800m Gold at the Athens 2004 Paralympics.  Danny's Paralympic success was combined with numerous wins at European and World level.

The Essex-flyer received the prestigious honour of carrying the British Flag at the Opening Ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games as he led out the ParalympicsGB team.

 

Danny has also become a leading media personality, most notably when he played a lead-presenting role during Channel 4’s BAFTA-winning coverage of the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Danny has continued his career in the media, most recently working at the 2017 BDO World darts championships and Morning presenter on the World Para athletics championships in London.

As well as sport Danny has been a regular on BBC 1 working as a reporter/ presenter for Truth or Scare and  Inside Out, as well as hosting his own widely acclaimed BBC radio show.

 

He has also published his autobiography “Danny Boy” which was chosen as the Evening Standard top Sports Book of the Year 2012 and in 2015 Danny was a quarter finalist in Celebrity MasterChef.  

 

Simply put, Danny is one of life’s natural characters and will speak openly and from the heart.

 

Danny shares his experiences readily with others – from school children to corporate executives – engaging any audience with his easy-going nature and indefatigable optimism.

 

As a winner and achiever, Danny is an excellent speaker and motivator.

Sporting Achievements:
  • 2011 Deloitte Ride Across Britain (John O'Groats - Lands End)

  • 2012 & 2014 London Marathon

  • Flag Bearer Beijing 2008 Opening Ceremony

  • Paralympic World Cup 2007 800m, Gold

  • World Championships 2006 800m,Gold

  • Paralympic World Cup 2006 800, Gold

  • European Championships 2005 800m Gold

  • Paralympic World Cup 2005 800m Silver

  • Athens Paralympic Games 2004 800m Gold

  • World record Holder 2004 800m

  • European Champion 2003 800m Gold

  • World Indoor Championships 2003 800m Gold

  • European Championships 2001 400m Gold

  • Sydney Paralympic Games, 2000 400m Bronze

  • British BT Open, 1999 400m Gold

  • British BT Open, 1999 200m Gold

  • Paralympics Revival, 1999 200m Gold

  • German National Championships, 1999 400m Gold

  • World Championships, 1998 400m Finalist

  • World Championships, 1998 4x400m Silver

Media Activity Television:

  • BBC Truth or Scare 2018

  • Para World Athletics 2017 

  • 2017 & 2018 BDO World darts championships

  • Rio 2016 Paralympics. Studio pundit

  • BBC Truth or scare 2017

  • World Athletics, Doha

  • Celebrity MasterChef (Quarter finalist)

  • Corporate films - OMD, Capita, London Legacy Development Corporation

  • BBC Inside out (Feature on driving, 2014)

  • CH4 coverage of 2013 European Championships

  • Sport Relief, "Word Up" music video

  • CH4 coverage of the 2012 Paralympic Games – Co-Comentator and studio Pundit

  • CH4 coverage of the 2013 World Championships (Lyon)- Co-Commentator and studio Pundit

  • Ch4 Coverage of the 2011 World Athletics championships (New Zealand) – Presenter

  • BBC National Lottery Big Draw

  • BBC Sport Relief – We are the Champions

  • BBC Grandstand, Rugby Special

  • BBC Paralympic Games coverage – studio pundit

  • From the Edge

  • Ready Steady CooK