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Andrew Castle is one of breakfast TV's most familiar faces as an integral member of the GMTV presenting team. Covering both news and features, Andrew recently won acclaim for his steadfast coverage of the war in Iraq, proving his experience, talent and empathy as both a journalist and presenter. A former British Tennis champion, Andrew has a wealth of experience as a Sports Broadcaster and will be a key member of the BBC team covering Wimbledon this year.
Andrew became a professional tennis player in 1986 after completing an MBA as part of an Athletics Scholarship in America. He was British no 1 for 7 years and was a member of the GB Olympic team in both Seoul (1998) and Barcelona (1992) as well as being a key member of the British teams for the Davis and European Cups throughout the '90's.
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Andrew retired from professional tennis in 1992 and joined Sky Television to co-present the station's tennis coverage with Sue Barker. Taking the hot seat a year later as main presenter, Andrew enjoyed a long relationship with Sky until 2002 when he joined the BBC team covering major championships. Throughout his career, Andrew has fronted a variety of sports coverage, including Wimbledon, The US PGA Tour, PGA European Tour and the 1995, 1997 and 1999 Ryder Cups, Daytona 500 and NBA.
He first joined GMTV as one of its key presenters in September 2000 escalating from a number of years presenting the station's Wimbledon coverage and Andrew continues successfully today to be one of GMTV's leading men.
As well as his TV work, Andrew has hosted his own phone-in programme on Radio Five Live called Andrew Castle's Tennis Night, and he also regularly narrates for documentaries such as Flight of Death for Channel 4. He makes regular contributions to the Mail, Telegraph, Times and Observer and is also an accomplished speaker with great experience of conferences and after dinner speaking.