Huw Edwards to be Beeb’s voice of the Games

NEWSCASTER Huw Edwards has been awarded the honour of leading the opening and closing ceremonies at next year’s Olympics, as the voice of the BBC.

The Welsh broadcaster who was the channel’s lead anchor for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding is joined by a plethora of experience names who will front the Games on BBC One and BBC Three.

Breakfast time viewers will wake up to a combination of Bill Turnbull, Hazel Irvine, Sian Williams and Chris Hollins and they will be followed by Mishal Husain with live sport venue presenters such as former tripple-jumper Jonathan Edwards and John Inverdale, who will cover rowing, on site.

The daytime presenters will include Matt Baker, Clare Balding, Jake Humphrey and Hazel Irvine.

A Question of Sport presenter and former tennis player Sue Barker will pick up the coverage from 4pm, before handing over to Gary Lineker for the prime-time evening show.


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Gabby Logan will bring together the sport and late night events from across the UK from 10.35pm.

On BBC Three, Manish Bhasin, Rishi Persad and Sonali Shah will say hello to morning viewers and take them through the afternoon up to 7pm.

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Jake Humphrey will anchor the channel in the evening.

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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