Episode eleven:

scars along the way – with andrew castle






#011 – It’s not often that a successful athlete is better known for their work after their athletic career, especially when that career involved achievements such as being the British number one men’s singles player, reaching world number 80, winning three ATP titles in men’s doubles and representing Britain at two Olympic Games – Seoul 1988 and Barcelona 1992 – along with the David Cup.

However, this is exactly the case for the former face of breakfast television show GMTV Andrew Castle. After retiring from professional tennis, Andrew became one of the most recognisable faces in televised British sport, presenting Basketball, Motor Racing, Golf and much more, alongside his beloved tennis. 

Andrew has hosted multiple game shows and even had a strong run as a contestant in the sixth series of one of Britain’s favourite prime time shows, Strictly Come Dancing. He has subseqently transitioned into current affairs, hosting LBC Radio’s weekend breakfast show. 

With the rapid rise of his impressive broadcast career, it’s no wonder that Andrew is an advocate of taking risks, chasing opportunities and having a go. After all, what’s life without that dare-devil spirit?

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Links: Davis Cup, LBC Radio, BBC Sport, BBC Tennis, ATP Tour, Champions Tennis, Olympic Games.

Voiceovers provided by actor Henry Hereford (Crossbones, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and True Blood).