£2,500 - £5,000
Type of Entertainment
Presenter & Host - Sport / Speaker - Sporting
Corporate Events, Conferences, Award Ceremonies, Launch Events
John Inverdale is one of Britain’s foremost sports presenters on both radio and television.
John Inverdale was educated at Clifton College, Southampton University and UWIC. John began his career as a reporter on the Lincolnshire Echo before moving to BBC Radio Lincolnshire in 1982. His first job with network radio was in 1986 as a sport reporter for BBC Radio 2 and a news reporter for Radio 4 on Today. In 1988 he became presenter of Sport on 2 which he hosted for six years until the advent of Radio 5 Live when he moved to a daily news programme. John continues to present for Radio 5 Live on all top sporting events.
During his radio career, he has presented 4 Olympic Games, 3 Football and Rugby World Cups, 13 Wimbledon Championships, 10 Open Championships plus numerous other major sporting events both at home and abroad including the Ryder Cup, World Athletics Championships, Grand Nationals and Cheltenham Festivals, Champions League and FA Cup Finals. In 1997 he was named Broadcaster of the Year at the Sony Awards and in 1998 Radio Personality of the Year by the Variety Club. He has also been a regular presenter on BBC Radio 2.
His television career began with BSB in 1990 as presenter of rugby and football, and on the BBC he fronted Rugby Special from 1994 until 1997. He hosted his own BBC1 sports chat show Onside for seven series and was a regular presenter on Grandstand and other sports programmes including Wimbledon. He was part of the multi-award winning team that covered the Sydney Olympics in 2000. He has also hosted The Worlds Strongest Man for the past five years which regularly attracts audiences in excess of 10 million, and fronted a 3-part investigation into the history of gambling for BBC1. The last few years have seen John once again presenting some of the world’s largest sporting events, including the Olympics and the Rugby World Cup.
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