Caught a bit of the Paralympic Athletics earlier too and was very impressed with their hosts - Sophie Morgan and I think JJ Chalmers. One good thing about C4 losing both racing and Formula 1 is they will surely be very keen to keep hold of the Paralympics. On a week to week basis struggle though to see what else they could bid for at the moment.
I've always liked Sophie Morgan, ever since she appeared on Britain's Missing Top Model in, heavens, 2008 - http://www.ukgameshows.com/ukgs/Britain%27s_Missing_Top_Model
One interesting thing yesterday is that Rob Walker was commentating on More4 in the morning and then reporting for the Beeb in the afternoon. Someone on Twitter said that it reminded them of pooled reports during a war. I do know last season Iain Dowie pundited on the live coverage of a Northern Ireland match on Sky, and then also pundited on the ITV highlights of it.
Can't imagine C4 ever having had three live sporting events on one day in the past. More than the BBC!
So do we know who SS' lead Premier League presenter is to be post Chamberlin yet? Simon Thomas presented the 'friendly' cup fixture between Celtic and Leicester earlier tonight. Has any formal announcement been made?
Well, it's only the Sunday People, but that suggests today that Jeff Stelling will be anchoring the Friday night matches, and I'm sure Stelling will play a prominent role in the coverage - obviously not doing the Saturday games, but surely doing at least one match a week. Apparently also appearing on Fridays, though not as a co-presenter, will be Rachel Riley. Dunno what she will be doing, though. Riley may not be a sports presenter, but is a big football fan and a good TV presenter, plus of course she's worked with Jeff before, so it's no different to Adrian Chiles who wasn't a sports presenter before he did MOTD2.