John Sergeant


Possibly one of the most well known faces on television and a fantastic political speaker, John Sergeant held the role of BBC Chief Political Correspondent between 1992 and 2000. John’s after dinner and keynote speeches are renowned for ensuring an evening full of laughs and enjoyment.

Joining the BBC in 1970 as a radio reporter, working in over 25 countries as a war correspondent and acting correspondent. For two years John also oversaw the first sessions of directly elected European Parliament. John made the transition to television in 1981, becoming a political correspondent and enabling John to report domestic and international politics on a daily basis.

John enjoys a very healthy television, radio and writing career, regularly appearing on Have I Got News For You and Room 101, John also memorably appeared on Strictly Come Dancing, waltzing his way to the later stages of the competition. John also appears on multiple Radio 4 programmes, including the News Quiz and A Good Read.

John’s witty and entertaining delivery of after dinner and keynote speeches make him a wonderful political personality. Filled with anecdotes, John’s fascinating stories of dealing with national leaders and influential figures captivate audiences whilst his personality and passion for politics and the arts shines through. Equally adept to conference hosting, John can turn his hand to hosting your event, presenting an underlying theme and ensuring everything runs smoothly.

To book John Sergeant as the political speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, John is known to cover the following topics:

  • British Politics
  • International Relations
  • The BBC
  • Strictly Come Dancing
  • War Correspondent

Watch John on Strictly Come Dancing here:

“John Sergeant, went down extremely well, we have had nothing but praise for him. He is also a true professional pre the awards. Please pass on our thanks for a job well done.” –  Seema Sheth, Event Delivery Manager, BRE (Building Research Establishment)