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Jake Humphrey axed as host of BT Sport’s Premier League coverage and replaced by Lynsey Hipgrave

Jake Humphrey axed as host of BT Sport’s Premier League coverage and replaced by Lynsey Hipgrave… but he backs new presenter to be ‘amazing’ and asks if he can come back ‘for the odd game’

  • Jake Humphrey axed as the host of BT Sport’s Premier League coverage 
  • The 43-year-old presenter has recently fronted Saturday lunchtime games 
  • Replaced by Newcastle fan Lynsey Hipgrave in a shake-up by the broadcaster

Jake Humphrey has been axed as the host of BT Sport’s Premier League coverage.

The 43-year-old presenter has recently fronted Saturday lunchtime games with the likes of Rio Ferdinand, Peter Crouch and Joe Cole.

However, he has been replaced by Lynsey Hipgrave in a major shake-up by the broadcaster ahead of the new season.

Jake Humphrey (above) has recently fronted BT Sport's Premier League coverage

Jake Humphrey (above) has recently fronted BT Sport’s Premier League coverage

She wrote on Twitter: ‘After a weekend of dreams coming true for women in football the dreams of a football-mad Geordie lass have also come true…

‘I couldn’t be any prouder to be leading @btsport’s Premier League coverage this season.

‘We KO with Fulham v Liverpool on Saturday at 11.30am BT Sport 1.’

Humphrey replied: ‘You’re going to be amazing Lynsey. So delighted for you. Please just let me back for the odd game.’

Humphrey has been replaced by Lynsey Hipgrave in a major shake-up by the broadcaster

Humphrey has been replaced by Lynsey Hipgrave in a major shake-up by the broadcaster

Hipgrave’s first match will be Saturday’s match at Craven Cottage when Fulham host Liverpool.

The Newcastle fan has been involved in the channel’s Europa League coverage.

Hipgrave, 42, previously worked with BBC Radio 5 Live and got her sports TV break with Al Jazeera.

She started presenting on BT Sport on 2013 and also does shows for Eurosport, Discovery+, Mola Sport and talkSPORT.

Humphrey will continue to host BT Sport’s Champions League coverage.


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