Sunday 24 September 2017

BBC names top team for Olympic coverage

Alistair Keely

Newscaster Huw Edwards will be the voice of the BBC at the London 2012 Olympic Games as he leads the opening and closing ceremonies, it was announced today.

Edwards, who was the BBC's lead anchor at the royal wedding, joins a list of household names who will front the Games on BBC One and BBC Three.



On BBC One, breakfast time viewers will wake up to a combination of Bill Turnbull, Hazel Irvine, Sian Williams and Chris Hollins.



They will be followed by Mishal Husain with live sport venue presenters on site such as athletics expert Jonathan Edwards and John Inverdale, who will cover rowing.



The daytime presenters will include Matt Baker, Clare Balding, Jake Humphrey and Hazel Irvine.



From 4pm each day, Sue Barker will pick up the reins before handing over to Gary Lineker for the prime-time evening show.



Gabby Logan will bring together the sport and late night events from across the UK from 10.35pm.



On BBC Three, a combination of Manish Bhasin, Rishi Persad and Sonali Shah will welcome morning viewers and take them through the afternoon up to 7pm.



Jake Humphrey will anchor the channel in the evening.



The full BBC line-up including radio, TV reporters, TV commentators and TV pundits will be released at a later date.



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