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Mental Health – Let’s talk about it!

This week Prince Harry has very openly spoken to the British press about his own personal battle with mental health after the death of his Mother, Princess Diana almost 20 years ago. Prince Harry said it was not until his late 20′s that he processed the grief – after 2 years of “total chaos” and… Read more »

DATE: Apr 17 CATEGORY: Uncategorized
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Sungai Pandan Waterfalls – Kuantan, Malaysia

I am currently out in Malaysia commentating on the ‘QNET Asian Champions Trophy’ hockey tournament with fellow Commentators Charlie Brougham (middle) and Solomon Casoojee (left). Say hello fellas…. Boys in blue – Star Sports Commentary Team 2016 Today we had the morning off, so Charlie and I decided to visit one of the local tourist… Read more »

DATE: Oct 25 CATEGORY: Uncategorized
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Hockey: Live on BT Sport

Selamat petang! I am currently out in Kuantan, Malaysia getting ready to cover the 4th Asian Champions Trophy for STAR SPORTS. This 6 nation tournament contains: Malaysia (Hosts and World no.14), India (2014 Asian Games Gold Medalists and World no.6 ), Pakistan (Defending Champions from 2013 and World no.13) , Korea (World no.11), Japan (Runners… Read more »

DATE: Oct 19 CATEGORY: Blog 2016
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Get ready for the spot light | ShortList Magazine

Lovely feature in September’s copy of ShortList Magazine by Dan Brightmore For Michael Absalom a bad hair day is not an option. Presenting on Sky Sports, the BBC and BT Sport, he knows he’ll be judged both on his appearance. “I work in an industry where it’s essential to look good,” says Michael. “Looking good,… Read more »

DATE: Oct 10 CATEGORY: Blog 2016
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Royal Parks Half Marathon – Sunday 9th October, 2016

6am – “Rise and shine Michael. It’s time to run The Royal Parks Half Marathon 2016″.   I’m not going to lie, when my alarm went off this morning at ‘The Crack of Sparrow-Fart” the thought of running 13.1 miles (after a fairly minimal training regime) didn’t exactly fill me with joy and excitement! Nevertheless… Read more »

DATE: Oct 9 CATEGORY: Uncategorized
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WHAT A LOAD OF (good) RUBBISH!!!

I’m going to start by stating the bleeding obvious! It can be pretty soul destroying hanging around waiting for the phone to ring, and for that “next job” to come in.  Owch! Festering around….I hate it! I’ve been working as a Freelancer now for almost 10 years and it’s definitely a part of the job that… Read more »

DATE: Sep 15 CATEGORY: Uncategorized
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Notting Hill Carnival 2016 – Monday 29th August

So why have you never been to The Notting Hill Carnival?!! Maybe it’s the thought of all those chaotic, claustrophobic crowds? Maybe you don’t like loud music. Maybe your worried about pick-pockets? Well don’t let your fear get in the way of experiencing what it truly feels like to be alive!!! Whoop Whoop!! This Bank Holiday Monday… Read more »

DATE: Aug 31 CATEGORY: Blog 2016
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MY TOP 5 VIDEOS FROM ‘YOU TUBE’:

With almost 100 videos on my ‘You Tube’ channel now I thought it might be a nice idea to pull out my Top 5 and tell you a little bit about each one and why they are amongst my favourites. In no particular order……. NUMBER ONE: ‘PARKAY’ click here to watch the video   No… Read more »

DATE: Sep 3 CATEGORY: Uncategorized
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The Absalom Archive (episode i): ’1996 Parchute Jump’

It’s been another amazing week reflecting back on incredible childhood experiences. This week I managed to transfer my first ever parachute jump from VHS to You Tube. I hope you enjoy this blast from the past… CLICK HERE TO WATCH MY JUMP #happytimes #nofear #brickingit Can’t believe I was only 16 years old when I did… Read more »

DATE: Apr 11 CATEGORY: Uncategorized
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“So what do you do Michael?”

Good question! What do I do exactly?  For me this has always been a tricky and uncomfortable question to answer. In brief I’m a Presenter, a Sports Commentator and an Actor!!  Sounds amazing I know. (Even reading this back I’m impressed!!) What a lucky chap everybody presumes…. CLICK HERE TO SEE WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE… Read more »

DATE: Apr 2 CATEGORY: Uncategorized