Glamorous Charlie set to spice up BBC sport

SHE is more used to reporting on David Beckham, Roberto Carlos and hanging out in the pits with the likes of Lewis Hamilton - but her next stop is to be Portman Road, Roots Hall and The Weston Homes Community Stadium.

Russell Claydon

SHE is more used to reporting on David Beckham, Roberto Carlos and hanging out in the pits with the likes of Lewis Hamilton - but her next stop is to be Portman Road, Roots Hall and The Weston Homes Community Stadium.

Charlie Webster will appear on TV screens as the new face of BBC Look East's sports coverage from October and is already looking forward to the challenge of reporting on East Anglian sport.

Set to cover Ipswich Town, Colchester United and Southend, Miss Webster will make the switchover from fierce rivals ITV, where she has been fronting their GP2 coverage - from where Lewis Hamilton broke through to Formula One.


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As the face of Real Madrid TV in 2005 she is more used to rubbing shoulders with David Beckham than David Wright but is said to be a great signing for sports fans in Suffolk and Essex.

A former professional model and fitness instructor, Miss Webster was also an elite junior athlete on the track before she made her move into the media world.

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Ian Kings, BBC Look East's assistant news editor and producer, was on the panel who selected Miss Webster.

He said: “She will be our main sports reporter for Norwich City, Ipswich Town, Colchester United and Southend United.

“She is very photogenic so she is going to be slightly different in that respect. She will not be our first woman fronting the sport though.

“You look at her and think she is a very glamorous young lady but it is important to us she is a very ambitious person and knows her stuff.”

Mr Kings added: “She is certainly an interesting character.”

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