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Steve Rider

Steve Rider

Price Range
£5,000 - £10,000

Type of Entertainment
Presenter & Host - Sport / Speaker - Sporting

Great For...
Corporate Events, Conferences, Award Ceremonies, Launch Events

Steve Rider is one of the most well-known sports presenters and journalist covering all types of sports including Formula One, Champions League, Golf etc..

Multi-award winning presenter, Steve Rider is one of the most experienced sports presenters & journalists on British television.  He’s presented 12 Summer & Winter Olympics & over the years at the BBC has hosted various sporting programmes including Sportsnight, Grandstand & Sports Personality of the Year.  Steve has also presented international rugby, motor sport & over 50 major golf championships.

In 1980 Steve made his network debut as a presenter for the ITV coverage from the Moscow Olympics & is the only television journalist to have presented all of the major sports magazine programmes of British television including; Grandstand, Sportsnight, World of Sport & Midweek Sports Special.

Steve Rider has a journalistic background both in local newspapers & press/public relations but his television career began at Anglia where he was Sports Editor.  Two years later he joined Thames Television where he was widely regarded as one of ITV sports top presenters & reporters.

In 1985 he accepted an invitation from the BBC to take over from Harry Carpenter as presenter of Sportsnight, a role he filled for six years.  In 1991 he switched positions to become the main host of BBC sports flagship programme Grandstand.  During this period he also took over as BBC’s golf presenter & became closely associated with the Ryder Cup, The Open, the US Masters & World Matchplay.  Since 2000, Steve has also presented the BBC coverage of The Seve Cup.  2006 saw the publication of his book Europe at the Masters.

Having hosted the Commonwealth Games & Winter Olympics, Steve is one of the stalwart Olympic presenters: Barcelona 1996, Sydney 2000 & was the main anchor for BBC’s Olympic coverage in Athens 2004.

Steve presented The Cricket World Cup in 1999 & three major documentaries on The Open for the BBC during 2000.  He presented the award winning documentary on Ayrton Senna & Motormouth, a weekly look at motor racing around the country.  1998 saw Steve host Wimbledon & front the Whitbread Round the World Yacht race.  He has hosted the Boat Race for several years & the BBC’s rowing coverage.

He developed the BBC’s domestic motor sports profile & pioneered the highly successful British Touring Car Championship through BHP & has since become strongly involved in corporate video & presentation for the motor industry.

Steve Rider’s easy going air & professionalism have led him to becoming one of the most sought after speakers & awards hosts for corporate events.

To enquire about or book Steve Rider for your event contact Arena Entertainment. Either send an email to or speak to one of our booking agents on 0113-239-2222.

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