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Norfolk’s Jake Humphrey to leave BBC and anchor BT’s coverage of Premier League football

13:18 18 September 2012

The launch of the Norwich City Sports Foundation at Carrow Road; presenter Jake Humphrey celebrates with footballers from the Assist Trust group

The launch of the Norwich City Sports Foundation at Carrow Road; presenter Jake Humphrey celebrates with footballers from the Assist Trust group

Archant Norfolk 2011

It has been announced that Norfolk-born television presenter Jake Humphrey will anchor BT’s new coverage of Premier League football, which will begin from next season.

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Mr Humphrey, 33, attended Framingham Earl High School, in Poringland, and then attended sixth form at the Hewett School in Norwich.

The passionate Norwich City supporter recently presented part of the BBC’s London 2012 Olympic coverage but has become best known for presenting the BBC’s Formula One coverage.

He has now signed a four-year contract with BT, starting in January, to anchor its coverage of Premier League football next season - on a £250,000+ annual salary.

In June, BT agreed a £738m, three-year deal to cover 38 games per season, including 18 of the top matches among the big four teams, reducing the stranglehold of Sky Sports’ coverage of the Premier League in the UK.

A spokesman for BT has said the deal is not exclusive and that Mr Humphrey could continue to work for the BBC outside of his contract period.

Mr Humphrey, who has also co-hosted the BBC Sports Personality of the Year, said: “I’ve grown up at the BBC, and whilst I hope to work with them in the future, I’d also like to place on record my thanks to them.

“I am incredibly grateful to all colleagues, and of course the viewers, for their incredible support from CBBC (Children’s BBC) all the way to Formula One.

“My focus from the start of 2013 is on making BT’s coverage of football the best this country has ever seen.”

Mr Humphrey will soon be on his way to Singapore for the latest Formula One race at the weekend, a job he has excelled at since the BBC won back the rights to screen the sport from ITV ahead of the start of the 2009 season.

He took to Twitter this morning to hint at an impending announcement though, writing: “Off to Singapore on the ‘red-eye’ flight, taking off at 10.30 tonight. Before that, I suspect today might be rather interesting...”

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  • Super fast broadband to roll out premier league matches....with a big helping dollop of the hard pressed taxpayer cash!! At least that horrid aussie used his own cash to feather footie stars wages.

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