Hugh Ferris

Hugh is a TV, radio and events’ presenter with more than 15 years’ experience, spending most of his working life with BBC Sport. He appears on BBC TV, presenting the sport on the BBC News Channel, BBC Breakfast and BBC World News; and on radio for BBC Radio 5 Live, presenting 5 Live Sport, as well as the World Service, including hosting the station’s flagship sports programme, Sportsworld, broadcast to more than 40 million people.

Hugh has been based in Manchester since working at the 2020 Commonwealth Games, covering all the big sporting stories within the North West.

Since 2016 Hugh has been writing, producing and hosting the Set Piece Menu Football Podcast with Andy Hinchcliffe, Rory Smith and Steve Wyeth, which is downloaded on a weekly basis by thousands of subscribers and has reached as high as number two in the iTunes charts.

Away from football, at the London Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012 he presented every day at the sold-out Velodrome and also to an 80,000-strong crowd at the Olympic Stadium. He returned to cycling in the summer of 2014 to host the Commonwealth Games programme from the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow.

His cricket work has also included presenting at all England internationals for the ECB, and for the ICC at the Champions Trophy. He also hosts T20 matches at Lancashire Country Cricket Club.