Laura Woods confirmed as lead TNT Sports host as BT Sport completes rebrand
Popular presenter Laura Woods has been named as the new host of TNT Sports, broadcaster BT Sports’ newly rebranded group of channels and streaming services.
Existing BT Sport presenters Lynsey Hipgrave and Reshmin Chowdhury will continue to anchor Premier League and Champions League matches, respectively, with Jules Breach providing the lead Europa and UEFA Conference coverage alongside, as well as remaining a touchline reporter.
TNT Sports announced their near team on Tuesday morning (18 July): a cast of 19 faces both new and old which the names above will head up in the studio.
Announcing her new role as lead anchor for the Champions League and all major boxing fights, Woods tweeted: “The New Chapter… Oh, hi TNT Sports and helloooooo Champions League (cue CL music). A very, very proud day for me”.
Woods left her award-winning show on talkSPORT last month after three years of hosting alongside football legend turned close friend Ally McCoist, but McCoist is now set to join her in a co-commentary role which so many have enjoyed him in down the years.
Punditry will remain largely the same, with regulars Rio Ferdinand, Peter Crouch and Joe Cole returning alongside the likes of Owen Hargreaves, Rachel Brown-Finnis and Steve McManaman; Joleon Lescott, Michael Owen, Paul Scholes and Robbie Savage.
The same goes for the commentary team, led by Darren Fletcher — who has now been with the broadcaster for over a decade — it will be bolstered by Adam Summerton, Lucy Ward and veteran McCoist.
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As for boxing, Woods will be joined by ex-batmanweight and featherweight champions Carl Frampton as lead analyst, with the Joe Joyce vs Zhilei Zhang rematch at Wembley set for 23 September.
You can find the brand-new TNT Sports broadcast lineup in full HERE.
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