JAKE HUMPHREY is leaving BT Sport this summer time after a decade with the channel. The 44-year-old has opted to step again from his presenting duties to concentrate on different initiatives.
He had already been predominantly changed on Premier League protection by Lynsey Hipgrave, however has remained BT’s lead presenter on Champions League nights. With BT Sport rebranding as TNT Sports activities this summer time, they are going to be chasing a big-name new anchor. And so they aren’t wanting high-profile contenders.
Forward of the change, SunSport examines six contenders to take over from Humphrey as lead presenter.
In style talkSPORT host Laura Woods has been linked with a transfer to the brand new TNT Sports activities. Based on the Mail, optimistic talks have taken place between the 2 events as they appear to agree a deal. Along with her radio work, Woods hosts boxing on DAZN and offered for ITV on the World Cup in Qatar – having beforehand spent 13 years with Sky Sports activities earlier than leaving 12 months in the past.
Ought to TNT Sports activities fail to land Woods, Hipgrave might be given a extra distinguished position. Along with persevering with to host Premier League motion, the 43-year-old might begin to current Champions League protection. Hipgrave has labored for BT Sport in quite a lot of roles since its inception in 2013.
The previous Tottenham man is an everyday pundit on BT Sport, however might but be supplied a internet hosting position. Jenas, 40, presents MOTDx on the BBC, and has often hosted European matches on BT, in addition to Match of the Day 2. The ex-England worldwide could also be within the pipeline to host extra matches subsequent season.
Match of the Day host Gary Lineker beforehand hosted BT Sport’s Champions League protection earlier than quitting in 2021 to observe Leicester in Europe. His MOTD dedication has all the time prevented him from taking up a weekend Prem gig elsewhere, however after his suspension controversy earlier this 12 months, maybe he might be tempted away from the Beeb. And with the Foxes nearing relegation, European jaunts received’t be a difficulty for Lineker subsequent time period.
MOTD 2 host Mark Chapman might be a goal for TNT Sports activities’ new protection. The 49-year-old is synonymous with the BBC, however did change Laura Woods as Sky Sports activities’ League Cup presenter originally of the season. Chapman would offer an skilled, dependable possibility.
Rising star Jules Breach has turn into a preferred determine inside BT Sport lately. Host of BT Sport Rating, she has additionally lined Manchester United and West Ham’s current European runs, in addition to England video games for Channel 4. With BT Sport Rating being axed forward of subsequent season, TNT might decide to advertise Breach into an much more distinguished position.