"You have to let go of the fear of making mistakes. Because we make mistakes, I make mistakes, and no one is flawless." - Thomas Kristensen

Tell us who you are?

I am about to be a middle-aged man of 52 years, and I am probably best known from my many roles
roles at TV2, where I have been for 25 years.
I was born and raised in Esbjerg and am still West Jutland in body and soul. Married to Jeanette and have one
son from a previous marriage and two bonus children.

You have been in the same workplace for 25 years. Why?

For 25 years I have been challenged and happy to be on TV2. There have never been either calm or
boring periods. On the contrary. It has always been busy, and I guess I have been both lucky and
skilled enough to be able to get around many different places and be allowed to do what I'm passionate about
for.
In the autumn of my career, I have chosen to dedicate all my time to football – I have since I was a child
went with a dream of being a football commentator, so it's a childhood dream come true.
And then it's fantastic that TV2 has got some good football rights and has given me that chance.

How did you end up in the sports world?

I've been crazy about sports since I was born. I was practically born with football boots on. When I
was 14 years old, I started doing local radio and got the opportunity to comment on different things
local sports - and found out that it was fun and that I was good at it.

What is your greatest experience professionally?

There have been many great experiences. Alot. But I would say that some of the gold medals
with the men's handball have been absolutely exceptional. I have been to the Olympics nine times, but the first in
I will never forget Sydney in 2000, it was truly a huge experience.

And then of course to be there when Jonas Vingegaard won the tour, after a Tour start in Denmark.
But it always takes a little distance, the great experiences, before they propagate. Jonas Vingegaard
for example won on Sunday and the next day something new started.
After all, we have to be very adaptable, and that is why I often find that life moves on quickly, and that
only when I sit and look at pictures do I understand how great it was to experience.

But I am very grateful to have a job that offers so many great experiences.

What is the hardest thing about being 'on'?

The hardest part is that you don't know what's going on - if you want to be in control. It is important to
able to relax in the chaos that surrounds you.

You have to let go of the fear of making mistakes - that's the most important thing. Because we make mistakes, I make mistakes, and there
is not someone who is flawless.


But people on social media may well have many opinions, and there are people who believe that freedom of expression is equal to the duty of expression. I really often want to meet these people and try to put a headset on them and say: 'Now something is coming that lasts
an hour and a half, and you must comment on that WITHOUT making mistakes'.
I wanted to do that.

You travel a lot with your job. What does the home front say?

I'm actually going on holiday for the first time in July with my wife. December 2022 was also the first
December, when I was at home. So it's new. I've always traveled a lot, but it pays off
in return a different form of flexibility on the home front. But cut to the bone, having an extremely understanding wife and a family that knows everything about my odd working hours.
I owe them a huge thank you.

And what about your appearance. What does it mean to you when you're on?

I'd be lying if I said it didn't matter. Of course, I try to appear as noble as possible
possible. I know pretty much exactly what I'm looking for. The most important thing for me in clothes is a good one
fit and the fact that I can be relaxed in it on screen.

A big thank you to Thomas Kristensen for putting himself up for 'Man of The Month'.