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Hazel Irvine


1965 -

Sports presenter. Born in St. Andrews (Fife), Irvine was educated at the Hermitage Academy in Helensburgh and then read History of Art at the University of St. Andrews, where she also took sporting honours on behalf of the Scottish Universities. Her broadcasting career began in local radio in Glasgow in 1986. She moved on to Independent Television, helping to present coverage of the 1988 Olympics and the 1990 World Cup Finals. She joined BBC Scotland later the same year and moved to the BBC Sports Unit in London in 2000. She now regularly presents their flagship sports programme Grandstand, together with Ski Sunday and sporting events such as the Olympics, Commonwealth Games, the 2002 World Cup, European Football Championships, tennis from Wimbledon, World Championship snooker, the Open Golf Championship and the London Marathon. She has also presented important national events such as Hogmanay celebrations and the VE Day commemorations on behalf of the BBC.

Irvine is Honorary President of Dumbarton Football Club Supporters Association and was named Best Regional TV Presenter at the Royal Television Society Awards in 1999.


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