Andrew Castle is one of the most experienced live sport broadcasters in the UK.
After retiring from professional tennis in 1992, the former men’s singles UK No. 1 has gone on to work with the UKs most respected broadcasting companies including Sky, the BBC, ITV, Smooth radio and LBC. Castle currently hosts LBC ’s weekend breakfast show covering a range of major stories both in the UK and worldwide.
Castle began his broadcast career as a commentator and broadcaster for Sky before joining GMTV in 2000 where he made the sofa his home for 10 years. At GMTV , he interviewed anyone from Tony Blair, to the Rolling Stones, Vera Lynn to Beyoncé while also leading the stations coverage of the Iraq War and Al Qaeda. His time at the station has shown his versatility, enough to cover both ends of the spectrum from celebrity interviewing to hard-hitting journalism.
He has also presented quiz shows Perseverance and Divided and has been a regular guest presenter on Ch5’s popular panel show The Wright Stuff. In addition to his own presenting career Castle has found time to take part in some of Britain’s best loved shows. These include BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing , ITV’s 71Degrees North as well as Mastermind , Masterchef and Who Wants to be a Millionaire.
Castle is a member of the BAFTA-nominated BBC tennis team and has led the commentary on the last 15 Wimbledon finals, an event that attracts over 10 million viewers. Over this time, he has been in the middle of the action for all eight of Roger Federer’s victories and Andy Murray’s historic triumph in 2013 watched by a staggering 18 million people in the UK.
On top of his many broadcast credentials, Castle is also a seasoned after dinner speaker and award show host. He has participated in events for clients including Barclays , The Sunday Times and BP , amongst other household names.
Renowned on the corporate circuit, Castle is a hugely entertaining speaker, auctioneer, inspiring & motivational speaker and a professional host/master of ceremonies.
Castle still plays tennis to a high standard and is a regular in the Men’s Senior Championships at Wimbledon playing with John McEnroe and Tim Henman. In addition, he plays in The Statoil Masters at The Royal Albert Hall and at the Hurlingham Club Pre Wimbledon.
Castle now lives in London with his wife and two daughters
‘Andrew was entertaining, charming and a truly wonderful guest speaker. His presentation was exciting and he captures the audience with his spontaneity, wit and humour. It was a memorable day for us all.
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