ITV male presenters will dominate this year’s World Cup broadcasts. There are no female presenters lined up by ITV who defended it’s position yesterday by saying it had assembled the best team for the job. Their 16-man team includes ITV’s regular sports broadcasters plus former football stars including Ian Wright, Glenn Hoddle and Gordon Strachan.
ITV has defended its decision not to include any female presenters in its line-up of on-screen talent at this summer’s World Cup.
The broadcaster yesterday unveiled its team of presenters and pundits who will travel to Brazil to present coverage of one of the world’s biggest sporting event, which is expected to attract millions of viewers per game.
Former Daybreak host Adrian Chiles will head a 16-strong team which includes regular ITV pundits Roy Keane and Lee Dixon as well as a host of other former players such as Ian Wright, Glenn Hoddle and Gordon Strachan.
They will be joined by reporter Gabriel Clarke, presenter Matt Smith and commentators Clive Tyldesley and Sam Matterface, who will all help present coverage of the 34 live games being broadcast by ITV during the month-long tournament.
Last week the BBC unveiled its own line-up of presenters and pundits for the World Cup, which includes two women; long-time sports presenter Gabby Logan and Tina Daheley.
Sky also include several high-profile female presenters on its football coverage, most notably on its rolling news channel, Sky Sports News.
ITV male presenters will dominate World Cup 2015, while both BBC and Sky News have female presenters in their lineup. While ITV says it’s put together the best lineup for the World Cup, let’s see if public opinion will change their minds.