Jeff Stelling is currently hosting Soccer Saturday on Sky Sports.
Jeff was brought up in the North-East town of Hartlepool, and is a supporter of local Football League team Hartlepool United.
After an apprenticeship on the local newspaper his first broadcasting position was as a reporter on Middlesbrough F.C. on Radio Tees before moving to BBC Radio 2’s weekend sports programme Sport On 2, covering the Los Angeles and Seoul Olympic games.
He later spent time as a sports newsreader at TV-am, Channel 4, Eurosport and British Satellite Broadcasting before moving to Sky in 1992 to present coverage of horse racing, snooker and darts.
In 1994 Jeff Stelling became presenter of Sports Saturday, which became Soccer Saturday in 1998, hosting a programme lasting up to six hours of football discussion and live reports on the afternoon’s games with a panel of pundits including Paul Merson, Matt Le Tissier, Charlie Nicholas and Phil Thompson. Much of the programme’s popularity is put down to Jeff Stelling, The Guardian praising him for “exceptional professionalism and elan” and When Saturday Comes describing him as “perhaps the best sports presenter on British TV”.
Jeff is an experienced awards host, presenter and an entertaining and lively after dinner speaker so if you are interested in Jeff appearing at your Conference, Dinner or Event, please contact a Prime Performers Booking Agent on 020 7251 8222 to discuss your requirements.
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