Jake Humphrey to join BT Vision, leaving BBC at the end of 2012

Jake Humphrey is to leave the BBC at the end of 2012, becoming the host of BT Vision’s coverage of the 2013-14 Premier League season, the company has announced, as few days ago by Charles Sale.

In the press release, Humphrey says “I am incredibly excited to be joining the team at BT not just because I get to fulfil a lifelong dream of presenting the Barclays Premier League but because of the fresh perspective that BT will bring to both sport and broadcasting in this country. To be a part of this young, vibrant team who are as passionate about sport, as I am, is a privilege.

“I’ve grown up at the BBC, and whilst I hope to work with them in the future, I’d also like to place on record my thanks to them. I am incredibly grateful to all colleagues, and of course the viewers, for their incredible support from CBBC all the way to Formula 1. My focus from the start of 2013 is on making BT’s coverage of football the best this country has ever seen.”

Marc Watson, chief executive of BT Vision, said: “We are absolutely delighted that Jake has chosen to join our new sports channel to anchor our Premier League programming.

“Jake is a tremendously experienced and popular sports broadcaster and a fresh, young and innovative talent. He impressed us with his willingness to get deeply involved in the development of our live football programming and we took into account his track record of excellent presenting across many sports. He fits our plans for the new channel perfectly and we are very excited to be working with him.”

With that news, BBC are looking for a new Formula 1 presenter. I don’t think they will be looking far though, as I imagine Lee McKenzie will step up to the presenters’ breach with Tom Clarkson taking over McKenzie’s role, like what happened earlier this year when Humphrey was presenting Euro 2012 and the Olympics.

10 thoughts on “Jake Humphrey to join BT Vision, leaving BBC at the end of 2012

  1. I Want The Lovely Lee Mckenzie To Replace Jake Humphrey For The 2013 Formula 1 Coverage For The BBC, I Like What She Does And She’s A Lovely Presenter, Will She Be With David Coulthard, Eddie Jordan, Ben Edwards, Gary Anderson And I Think The Pit Lane Reporter Should Be Jennie Gow, When Is The BBC Team Going To Be Annouced For 2013 And What About The Calendar For The 2013 Season Are There Going To Be 20 Races Next Year.

    Ruman Khan

    1. No date set yet for when the BBC team will be announced, there never normally is a set date beforehand. As of now there is 19 races because New Jersey is off the calendar, but expect a French Grand Prix to fill the gap, either at Paul Ricard or Magny Cours.

  2. I Think They Should Replace Turkey For America In New Jersey On The Calendar Next Year Because There Are Not So Many European Races On The 2013 Calendar.

    Ruman Khan

  3. When Is The BBC Team Going To Be Annouced For The 2013 Formula 1 Coverage And I Still Want The BBC To Choose The Lovely Lee Mckenzie To Present The Coverage Next Year.

    Ruman Khan

    1. Ruman – just a FYI, I don’t work for the BBC or Sky. I’m just a fan like everyone else so I won’t claim to know all the insider information for when everything is being revealed, because I don’t know!

  4. Are The BBC Going To Announce The Team For The 2013 Formula 1 Coverage This Week Because Jake Humphrey Is Leaving The BBC Team At Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix And Please Choose The Lovely Lee Mckenzie To Replace Him Because I Like Lee Mckenzie.

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