Andrew Castle is one of the most experienced live 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. He currently hosts LBC’s weekend breakfast show covering a range of the major stories both in the UK and worldwide.
“versatile enough to cover both ends of the new spectrum, from celebrity interview to hard-hitting journalism.”
Andrew 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 everyone 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 shows he is versatile enough to cover both ends of the new spectrum, from celebrity interview 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 Andrew has found time to take part in some of Britain’s best loved shows. These include BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing, ITV’s 71 Degrees North as well as Mastermind, Masterchef and Who Wants to be a Millionaire.
“has led the commentary on the last 15 Wimbledon finals for the BBC”
Andrew 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.
“a hugely entertaining speaker, auctioneer, inspiring & motivational speaker and professional host”
On top of his many broadcast credentials, Andrew 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, Andrew is a hugely entertaining speaker, auctioneer, inspiring & motivational speaker and a professional host/master of ceremonies.
Andrew 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. He lives in London with his wife and two daughters.
If only the Guardian had told me this before I joined at 16...They could have saved me from regaining my failed education, travelling the world, proudly serving my country, learning amazing life skills, sharing the last 30+ years with amazing people, and gaining a Masters Degree https://t.co/qQaOd0eGRR