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Martin Ballard

Martin Ballard

Martin is part of BBC Leicester's fantastic sports team and presenter of Sportstime on from 14:00-18:00 every Saturday. He brings you a round-up of the days sporting stories and more. Read on to find out the juicy details...

Martin is Leicestershire born and is a BA (Hons) Performing Arts graduate from De Montfort University. He is an accomplished actor and voiceover artist as well as an experienced broadcaster with the BBC for over 20 years.

He has worked on BBC for the last two decades in Leicester and elsewhere. He's had a range of star guests  from Sir Cliff Richard to Donny Osmond, Boy George to Norman Wisdom. His guests have included Prime Minister, Tony Blair and comedienne Roseanne Barr.

As an actor, he has worked extensively in the theatre - including 16 years in pantomime - and has appeared alongside many famous names.

Martin has been the MC for the indoor stage at the Summer Sundae music event introducing KT Tunstall and Mylo, amongst others.

Over the years, he's presented a number of celebrity specials with the likes of Status Quo, Eric Sykes, Michael Crawford and Max Bygraves, appeared in Real Crimes for Granada TV, BBC TV, UK Style and compered countless charity shows, galas and concerts.

Three years ago, his CD "Shining Light" raised £2,000 for Children In Need.

Martin now presents BBC Radio Leicester's Sportstime programme on Saturday, from 14:00-18:00 which follows Leicester City and the Tigers, amongst a whole host of local sport!

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last updated: 14/11/2008 at 17:30
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