How tall is Chris Chittell

Chris Chittell's Height

5ft 7 ¼ (170.8 cm)

Peak height was 5ft 8 ½ (174 cm)
English actor, best known for playing Eric Pollard on TV soap Emmerdale. He also appeared in The Tomorrow People and To Sir, With Love. In the 1970's he listed himself as "5 feet 9 inches" in casting directories.

How tall is Chris Chittell
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How tall is Chris Chittell
Chris, Lucy Pargeter (2" heels), Sammy Winward (2.75" heels) @ TV Quick Awards, 2004
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Average Guess (8 Votes)
Peak: 5ft 8.34in (173.6cm)
Current: 5ft 6.88in (169.9cm)
Nik Ashton said on 29/Nov/23
He may even be under the average guess for his current height.
Sandy Cowell said on 10/Mar/23
Oh NO! Shadrack belched loadly at the dinner table and Eric made a hasty retreat!

Now the dirty old fellow has done a silent, violent fart in front of Lisa Dingle, and her face is a picture. ๐Ÿฅด

Iโ€™d make him live in the shed!

5ft7.25 now and 5ft8.5 for Christopherโ€™s peak.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 18/Nov/21
I felt genuinely sorry and concerned for Eric's safety in tonight's Emmerdale. After telling meanie Meena that the guy she desires, David, and has lost to a much nicer girl, Victoria, is away on holiday with his new girlfriend, I thought Meena would lash out at the ageing Eric. This woman is so demented that I don't think anyone is safe from her! ๐Ÿ˜

If you watch Classic Emmerdale, you won't have to strain your eyes to notice immediately that Chris has most definitely lost height over the past two decades. His height, and the change in voice even, hit you more so than the actual ageing to his face which, I'd say, is fairly minimal.

Peak - 5ft8.5; today - 5ft7. ๐Ÿ˜
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 5/Feb/21
To make matters worse, he said to Lesley Dunlop's waitress character, Brenda, that the video had 'made a GUFF out of him!' ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ’จ

She proceeded to correct him, saying that the term was 'Gif' - adding that he should loosen up as it was funny! ๐Ÿ˜†

I'd like to see the outtakes! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘Œ
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 4/Feb/21
That was funny today in Emmerdale!

Eric trod in some dog plop and came hopping into the cafรฉ, where he was filmed by a teenage girl and the caper stuck on the internet! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Eric was not in any way amused!

5ft7.25 today and 5ft8.5 for his youthful days.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 10/Jan/20
Chris looks really quite tall in the Classic Emmerdale but he doesn't in the current one. His voice has changed as well! ๐Ÿคต๐Ÿ‘ด

I can believe 5ft9 for his peak and 5ft7 for today's height.
Nik said on 9/Nov/19
I would love to see a photograph of Chris Chittell and my good self!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 2/Nov/19
Was he in 'The Tomorrow People' too? Thanks Rob! We ALL used to watch that, including my Mum! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Chris must have been 5ft8.5 then. 5ft7.25 now.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 24/Oct/19
Eric Pollard is lying in a hospital bed after a car accident - and this is in 'Classic Emmerdale', which I don't usually watch. It's being repeated now in the morning, so I'm going to have more of a chance to see something I never saw before.

Fat chance I'm going to have to size up his height like this! Hang on - he's out of the hospital and on crutches. Yes, Rob, I see what you mean about enduring so many episodes! ๐Ÿ˜•๐Ÿ˜ด

5ft8.25 peak though not exactly as a young man, and 5ft6.75 today.
Sandy Cowell said on 4/Dec/18
It's just as well his sporran is in that very delicate place! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
Sandy Cowell said on 3/Dec/18
He deserves to be here Arch! He was in showbiz when I was an ankle-biter, and that's saying something!
Arch Stanton said on 28/Nov/18
Pollard!!! LOL.
Nik said on 28/Nov/18
It's interesting to find out his current height and his peak height! Thanks Rob and Sandy!
Nik said on 27/Nov/18
And I thought he was smaller! However I do have faith in Rob so I suspect that Chris is 5'7" range, at 5'7.25" he is average in height for his age group! I would be interested in finding out how tall his daughter Rebecca is!
Sandy Cowell said on 27/Nov/18
๐Ÿ˜€โญ๏ธ Chris is married to 5ft2" fellow 'Emmerdale' star, Lesley Dunlop! Now isn't that interesting peops? โญ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜€
Sandy Cowell said on 27/Nov/18
Thanks Rob! I'm so pleased to see this fellow make it onto Celebheights! Chris has been in so much over the years; my first memory was watching him in quite a shocking film for its time called 'If..', which was about some rebellious schoolboys who get carried away. It also starred Malcolm McDowell, and we all know how controversial his choice of film tends to be!

Last week in an episode of 'Emmerdale', Chris's character, Eric Pollard, opened up to Chas, (at least 5ft6), who is going through hell at the moment having lost her baby, about the stillborn son that he and his first wife suffered, eventually splitting them up. It was then that I noticed how comparatively short he looked next to her, and I honestly thought Chris was 5ft4.5-5, but Chas, played by Lucy Pargeter, simply MUST have been wearing heels! To find
out that Chris tops 5ft7 is indeed a revelation; if I want to check him out at his full peak height of 5ft8.5, I have plenty of choice as to which film to get my teeth into. Mr Chittell starred as a blond-haired youngster in the films 'Zulu Dawn', 'The Wild Geese' and 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' as well as kids' series 'Tucker's Luck', a continuation from 'Grange Hill', and the comedy 'Man About the House'.

I am putting 5ft7 for Chris for his present height and 5ft8.5 for his peak.

Editor Rob
Doing 1500 episodes of Emmerdale deserves a page...I do think he seems to have lost height in last 5 years compared to late 50's to 65, I think he looks shorter nowadays.

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