BBC announces presenter line-up for London 2012 Olympic Games

Category: BBC One; BBC Three; Sport
The BBC has announced its line-up of presenters for its coverage of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The presentation team, who will be based in studio or at the various venues, will front the comprehensive coverage throughout 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 from 0900-1130 with live sport venue presenters on site including: Clare Balding (swimming), Jonathan Edwards (athletics) and John Inverdale (rowing).

Continuing after 1130 through to 1600, the daytime presenters will include: Matt Baker (also on site at gymnastics), Clare Balding (also on site from diving, equestrian and swimming), Jake Humphrey (also on site from track cycling) and Hazel Irvine.

From 1600 each day, Sue Barker will pick up the reins before handing over to Gary Lineker for the evening show at 1900.

Gabby Logan will bring together the sport and late night events from across the UK from 2235-midnight.

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 1900. Jake Humphrey will anchor the channel between 1900-2300.

Huw Edwards will once again lead the Opening and Closing ceremonies.

The full BBC line-up:

BBC One/Two

0600-0900: Bill Turnbull, Hazel Irvine, Sian Williams or Chris Hollins (two presenters at a time)

0900-1130: Mishal Husain

1130-1345: Matt Baker or Hazel Irvine or Clare Balding

1345-1600: Jake Humphrey or Hazel Irvine or Clare Balding

1600-1900: Sue Barker

1900-2235: Gary Lineker

2235-2400: Gabby Logan

Live presentation throughout the day from key venues with Matt Baker, Clare Balding, Jonathan Edwards, Jake Humphrey, John Inverdale and other key talent to be announced later.

BBC Three

0900-1900: Manish Bhasin or Rishi Persad or Sonali Shah

1900-2300: Jake Humphrey

The BBC has committed to bringing bring live sport from every venue where it’s happening – and at peak expects to be delivering 24 simultaneous live streams on the BBC Sport website, which is four times more than Beijing in 2008.

Viewers can begin planning their Olympic viewing already through the BBC Sport website’s session-by-session online guide.

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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