I am a writer with extensive experience editing and writing websites, documentary pitches, proposals and books. I have worked as a literary agent, a secondary school English teacher and have an M.A. with distinction in creative writing. I am also a director of the broadcast services company Saddleback Media. I have written for newspapers and produced both podcasts and online training videos and am a mentor for Koestler Arts.
I am all about words and love nothing more than to help people tell their stories.
I’m currently ITV’s chief sports presenter, anchoring their coverage of the Rugby and Football World Cups, the 6 Nations and the FA Cup. I’ve spent the last thirty years covering every major sporting event for BBC radio and television, which has been as much fun as it sounds.
Away from the commentary box I love goats, history, growing vegetables, making bread, and finding out what makes people tick.
I’ve been lucky to work on some legendary BBC programmes, from Radio 4’s The Archers to Top of the Pops and the Radio 1 Breakfast Show. My first interviews, for local newspapers and radio, included chatting live to the pilot of Concorde as we flew over Shropshire. I hosted a show on BBC Radio 5 Live and fronted Channel 4’s cricket coverage, interviewing everyone from Dolly Parton to Pelé. I’ve also presented BBC Radio 4’s Farming Today. Outside work, I’ll be on my allotment or playing golf. In 2021, I was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant for Gloucestershire.
After spending nearly thirty years at BBC Sport specialising in horse racing I am now a freelance broadcaster and writer working for a variety of clients. My work has taken me to many major sporting occasions but also lots of smaller events, and being able to tell stories big and small about interesting people is a continuing pleasure. Away from the course, I am a fan of history, British and Irish travel and Everton FC.