Dougie Donnelly

Dougie Donnelly is one of the BBC’s top television sports presenters and, since joining the BBC in 1978, he has been involved with a wide variety of major network sporting productions including presenting the BBC’s premier sport programme Grandstand.
In Scotland he is perhaps most associated with the sport he has presented and reported on for more than twenty years, Football, while the rest of the UK will know Dougie better through his fifteen year presentation of Golf and Snooker. Dougie has also presented on numerous Olympic and Commonwealth Games, as well as the World Cup and the European Championship.

Nowadays Dougie is in equally high demand on the after dinner circuit, entertaining audiences all over the country. His vast knowledge of the sporting world and experience in presenting makes Dougie both interesting and likeable to any audience.

Eddie Edwards

Eddie is the world’s favourite ski-jumper – came back to Britain several years ago after spending three years living and working in Lake Placid, New York State. His stories of how he became an unlikely superstar have had audiences in stitches on both sides of the Atlantic. A former plasterer, Eddie had to self fund his Olympics dream and endeared himself to the public after a series of less than competitive jumps left him in last place. Now a trained lawyer, he works as a sports agent.
Eddie was also recently crowned winner of the hit ITV show ‘Splash’ with Tom Daley.

Steve Rider

Steve Rider is television’s foremost sports presenter. He hosted BBC Television’s Grandstand and Sportsnight for over 20 years and in 2006, Steve joined ITV Sport as the presenter of Formula One.
He has a journalistic background both in local newspapers and press/public relations. For two years he was a reporter and feature writer with Hayters, the Fleet Street based sports agency, before joining the newly established independent local radio stations LBC/IRM as a sports presenter and reporter
He began at Anglia TV and after two years moved on to Thames He joined the BBC in 1985, taking over from Harry Carpenter
Since 1980, Steve has anchored coverage of the Commonwealth Games, the Olympics and the Winter Olympics. In 1996 he hosted the bulk of BBC’s coverage of the Barcelona 1996 Olympics, which won the International Olympic Committee Golden Rings Award, the Royal Television Society Sports Award and was nominated for a BAFTA award. Steve continued to be the main anchor for the BBC’s Olympics and Commonwealth Games coverage, up to and including Athens 2004.
He anchored ITV’s Formula One coverage from 2006 to 2008, and football coverage from 2006 to April 2010. He was the lead presenter for ITV’s coverage of the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.

Charlie Hale

Since gaining the coveted Greenall Whitley Comedian of the Year award in 1990, Charlie went from strength to strength, working the length and breadth of the country, including visits to Northern Ireland, Germany, and Spain. His qualities as a stand up comic were showcased in 1992 when Granada TV brought ‘The Comedians’ back, but his real talents lie in his comedy.

Charlie’s act took the corporate world by storm and coupled with his own sporting background (he is an ex pro footballer) he has proved a huge success on the After Dinner market. Charlie’s flexibility allows him to entertain any type of audience and has appeared on five tours with the greatest middleweight boxer ever, Marvellous Marvin Hagler.

Charlie is always in demand, as he is a clean and honest comedian who does not swear and is the same whether he is entertaining a family audience or five hundred men at a sporting dinner.