Presenter, writer, after dinner speaker and professional poker player, Victoria Coren Mitchell, has an insight unlike any other. A columnist for The Observer, her expert knowledge of several topics makes Victoria a highly sought after speaker. Audiences are enamoured by Victoria, captivated by her stories from the forefront of industries like gambling and publishing, making her ideal for a wide range of events. However, it is as an after dinner speaker that she truly shines. Her thrilling career leaves audiences unable to believe their ears, whether she is discussing how she tricked funeral crashers or becoming the first woman to win a game at the European Poker Tour.
Victoria was just 14 when her first short story was published in Just Seventeen magazine. Around the same time, she won a competition set by The Daily Telegraph, which tasked young writers to produce a piece about teenagehood for their Weekend section. Victoria is no stranger to risqué topics, exhibited through one of her novels titled Once More, With Feeling. It showcased her challenge to make "the greatest porn film ever", with co-author, Charlie Skelton. She was inspired by her former role reviewing erotic films, when she noticed a gap in the market for "good" content.
Experimenting with different forms, she adapted a column by John Diamond into a play, which was performed at the Edinburgh Festival. A Lump in my Throat was later adapted into a BBC Two docudrama, released in 2001. Following her incredibly successful career in poker, Victoria released For Richer, For Poorer: A Love Affair with Poker, otherwise known as Confessions of a Player. It was met with critical acclaim, especially from The Observer and The Times. As a speaker, she expands upon the topics of her books, everything from erotic films to poker, making for a truly insightful experience for audiences.
Victoria was named the first woman to win an event on the European Poker Tour and the first player to win both a televised celebrity tournament and a televised professional tournament. In 2006, and later in 2014, Victoria also became the first player to win two European Poker Tour Main Events. An inductee of the Poker Hall of Fame, audiences of Victoria's after dinner speeches benefit from her unique perspective, not just as a poker player but a commentator too.
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