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England’s First Principal Football Presenter
Among the first women to make a real impact on football presenting, Gabby Logan has achieved her dream of success, conquering a male-dominated industry in the process
Television and radio presenter
Former international gymnast for Wales
First woman to present a live football match
First woman to host Match of the Day
Topics covered include a
As an experienced TV presenter, Gabby Logan has confidence, charisma, and an infectious enthusiasm when presenting awards.
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The daughter of Terry Yorath (a Welsh footballer and manager), it is not surprising that Gabby’s
love of sport
was nurtured from a young age. She was educated at several schools due to the fact the family moved around a lot as her father’s job meant relocating relatively frequently. Having been successful in her studies, she went on to attend
, where she studied law at
Throughout school and university, Gabby was an
active participant in sport.
She played netball and practiced gymnastics, both of which she had a natural talent for. Her years of training paid off in 1990, when she
rhythmic gymnastics competition at the Commonwealth Games
. She achieved eighth place, an impressive result for a 16 year old. Unfortunately, Gabby began to suffer from
sciatica at the age of 17
and was unable to continue to pursue her dream of becoming a gymnastic champion.
Due to her father’s involvement in the sport,
football was an important part of Gabby’s life
. As a lifelong fan of the sport, Gabby has her own preferences and is a
supporter of Newcastle United.
She followed the sport as a fan throughout her childhood and teenage years.
work as a radio presenter
once she had completed her degree. It was whilst Gabby was working at
Newcastle’s Metro Radio
that she was approached by
, who invited her to become a television presenter. Gabby worked with Sky Sports for two years, before moving to
. During this time, she also worked as a host for game shows.
She began working as a presenter for
ITV’s On The Ball in 1998
, a popular lunchtime football show. Whilst working for ITV, she also presented numerous football games,
including UEFA Champion’s League
interviewing stars for the 2006 World Cup
. She has participated in the
BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing.
2012 Olympic Games in London
, Gabby was host of
, a friendly and fun take on the day’s events and outcomes. In interviews since the even, she has said how much she enjoyed presenting at the Olympics and that she felt the event was enhanced by the amount of
female sports presenters
taking part in the coverage.
Gabby is not only an enthusiastic and talented presenter, she also contributes articles for
. She has also appeared in
. She currently works as a host of
, a BBC programme which discusses current news and trends involving sport and interviews sporting stars. In addition to this, she hosts the
Gabby Logan Show
BBC Radio 5 Live
, discussing current news, politics and, of course, sport.
Personal and Charitable Interests
When Gabby was a teenager her younger brother
Daniel died unexpectedly of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy,
a heart condition. The untimely death of her otherwise healthy brother helped Gabby to see how vital it is to make the most of your life. She has worked in
British Heart Foundation
, helping to
providing a celebrity profile boost
for the charity.
Gabby was married in 2001. Her husband is Kenny Logan, a
Scottish international rugby player
. The couple have two children, twins called Lois and Reuben.
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