Martin Bayfield is an ex-policeman and at 6'10" was one of the tallest players in rugby - a statistic he used to full advantage as one of England's most potent forwards! On the field Martin enjoyed a successful international career, winning 31 England caps and two Grand Slams, as well as being selected to represent the British Lions in New Zealand.
Although injury prematurely ended Martin’s rugby playing, he has not been far from the sports arena since - as a radio commentator for the BBC, hosting Radio 5 Five's NFL coverage. On TV his is a member of the BT Sports Channel team, providing a number of roles - acting as a reporter, co-presenter and rugby expert - and has also been seen on ITV providing coverage of the Rugby World Cup. Martin is also a regular presenter on BBC1’s long-running Crimewatch, cementing his reputation as an accomplished TV presenter.
His charismatic personality and natural flair for commanding a room often sees Martin taking centre-stage at corporate events and prestigious functions, including gala and sports dinners, award ceremonies, conferences and away-days. Martin is also a popular after dinner speaker, MC and auctioneer, famed for his exceptionally funny speeches.
To cap these achievements, Martin played Robbie Coltrane's body double as the giant Rubeus Hagrid in the hugely successful Harry Potter films.
Martin is rightly regarded as one of the best rugby and sporting speakers in the country, and is perfect for After Dinner Speaking, Rugby Club Dinners, Golf Days and hosting other sports and corporate functions. Please contact a Prime Performers Booking Agent via the online booking enquiry form or on 020 7251 8222 to discuss your requirements.
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