Steve Brown

TV Presenter


In June 2005, Steve became paralysed when he fell from a balcony and broke his neck. He left hospital in October 2005 and in that same month took part in his first wheelchair rugby training session with London Wheelchair Rugby Club. Steve’s potential in the sport was quickly noted by the head coach of the Great Britain squad. In 2006, he was awarded a place in that squad and in 2012 he went on to captain Great Britain at the London Paralympic Games. During the build-up to the games, Steve was involved in a series of Channel 4 documentaries and the Paralympic advertising campaign, Superhumans.

Since 2012, Steve has been increasingly present on television for a variety of channels and in a variety of roles. In his earliest work he drew on his passion for, and experience in, sport. He was a roving reporter on Sky Sports Game Changers, a pundit for ITV at the BT World Wheelchair Rugby Challenge, a member of the BBC team at the Invictus Games (2014, 2016, 2017 & 2018), Wimbledon and a member of the Channel 4 team at the 2016 and 2020 Paralympic Games.


More recently, Steve has demonstrated his range as a presenter on the BBC’s Countryfile, Escape to the Country, The One Show and BBC Breakfast and winning the ‘Best New On Screen Talent’ award.

Aside from Steves career he works as a coach and mentor guiding and supporting students, professionals and athletes to achieve in their fields, giving them the skills and mind-set to reach their potential.

Along side all this he is heavily involved in numerous local and national charities that support causes close to his heart, as a Patron, Ambassador or trustee. Charities include The Youth Development Fund, The Spinal Injuries Association and The RSPB. The effort he makes in supporting charities and individuals in his local area were recognised when he was awarded the title ‘Freeman of the Borough’ by the Council of Swale, where he lives.

“Being a member of this amazing group of people is an honour. I never expected to be in the same bracket as these selfless and exceptional individuals.”

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