Victoria Coren Mitchell is a writer, presenter and professional poker player

VCM.jpgVictoria Coren Mitchell is an English writer, presenter and professional poker player. Coren Mitchell has been a columnist for The Observer, is currently a TV columnist at The Telegraph, and has hosted the BBC television quiz show Only Connect since 2008.

Coren Mitchell was the first woman to win an event on the European Poker Tour, the first player to win both a televised professional tournament (EPT London 2006) and a televised celebrity tournament (Celebrity Poker Club 2005), and the first player to win two European Poker Tour Main Events (EPT London 2006 and EPT Sanremo 2014). As a commentator/presenter, she has presented Late Night Poker and The Poker Nations Cup for Channel 4, World Poker Tour for ITV2 and commentated on The Monte Carlo EPTGrosvenor UK Poker Tour (Channel 4), Ultimate Poker Challenge (Channel 5) and William Hill Poker Grand Prix 2 (Sky Sports).

Coren Mitchell has had an extensive writing career. When aged 14 she had a short story published under a pseudonym in Just Seventeen magazine and then won a competition in The Daily Telegraph to write a column about teenage life for their "Weekend" section, which she continued writing for several years. Her books include Love 16 and Once More, with Feeling, about her attempt (with co-author Charlie Skelton) to make "the greatest porn film ever". Her poker memoir For Richer, For Poorer: A Love Affair with Poker was published in September 2009.