Name: Chris Hammer
Specialist sports: Football, athletics, cricket, reality TV
Notable success: A long, distinguished record of backing novelty television winners from shows such as I'm A Celebrity, Celebrity Big Brother, X Factor and Strictly Come Dancing. His best tips down the years include Chris Hollins (Strictly), Joe McElderry, James Arthur (both X Factor) and Alex Reid (Celebrity Big Brother) while more recently he picked out 'no hopers' Reggie 'n Bollie at 12/1 to be top group in the 2015 series of X Factor.
Profile: Chris has been with sportinglife.com since September 2005 and has contributed many previews and tips - predominently football, but also for county and Test cricket, athletics and the novelty betting scene.