Andrew Castle is one of the most experienced live presenters in British broadcasting, having occupied the famous GMTV sofa as an anchor for ten years before it was rebranded in 2010. During this time, Andrew interviewed everyone from Tony Blair to Joan Rivers, the Rolling Stones to Miss Piggy, David Cameron to Vera Lynn and Tom Cruise to Jordan. Andrew is equally adept at grilling politicians to conversing with Hollywoodstarlets.
A former British Number One tennis player who turned professional in 1986 after completing a marketing degree in theUSA, Andrew is a double Olympian, having been a member ofGreat Britain’s Olympic Teams inSeoulin 1988 andBarcelonain 1992. With great sporting success behind him, Andrew was more than qualified to become a presenter for some of the world’s top tennis tournaments. Andrew’s first presenting role was as a co-presenter with Sue Barker at Sky, and presenting numerous golf and tennis tournaments including the U.S. P.G.A. Tour, European P.G.A. Tour and the 1995, 1997 and 1999 Ryder Cups followed.
Since 2003, Andrew has worked alongside John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors and Boris Becker at The Championships, Wimbledon. He is the BBC’s lead commentator throughout Wimbledon fortnight, culminating in the Men’s Singles Final, which he has commentated on for the last eight years. As well as his BBC work, Andrew commentates for Eurosport on other major tennis events including the French and the Australian Opens as well as equestrian events and he has a regular tennis column for the Metro newspaper which draws upon his insight and knowledge of the game. Most recently, Andrew has appeared across the Sky Sports network, reporting all the tennis action from the 2011 US Open for “Live US Open 3D” and “US Open Highlights”.
In addition to his sports commentary, Andrew hosted the ITV1 game shows “Divided” and “Perseverance”, as well as “Andrew Castle’s Tennis Night”, a phone-in programme on BBC Radio Five Live. Andrew narrated “Flight of Death” a documentary for Channel 4 and other TV achievements include “Strictly Come Dancing”, “Celebrity Mastermind”, “Celebrity Masterchef”, “A Question of Sport”, “All Star Family Fortunes” and “Beat the Star”. Andrew also challenged himself to the limit on TV’s toughest reality show “71 Degrees North” for ITV1.
Aside from Andrew’s TV and Broadcast career, he is also a very popular choice for After Dinner speaking, having hosted numerous leading national award ceremonies for clients such as Abercrombie & Kent, The Sunday Times, Learning & Skills Council, Ariel and the NHS. Most recently, Andrew has teamed up with First4Lawyers to appear in an advert for television which is currently being shown on selected channels across the nation. This project compliments Andrew’s regular presenting commitments and further extends his reach into the corporate sector.
Andrew is married with two daughters and lives in South London.