Oli Bell and Ed Chamberlin presenting at the ITV racing
19 June 2017

June Talent Round Up

Phil Tufnell
Despite England falling at the semi final stage, Tuffers kept the nation informed on progress across TMS whilst also hosting regular shows on 5 Live with ‘Tuffers & Vaughan’. Fathers Day saw a surge in book sales of the latest instalment ‘Tuffers Cricket Hall of Fame’.

Ed Chamberlin & Oli Bell
Ed and Oli having enjoyed the Epsom Derby are now readying themselves for Royal Ascot and ITV’s return of this leading global event. The leading flat race meeting of the season is sure to attract record crowds and also record viewing figures as people watch Ed and Oli host the main coverage.

Chris Woakes
Excitement and success following the IPL turned into frustration and disappointment as Woakesy was ruled out of the ICC champions Trophy after bowling just two overs! A side strain brought the end to his involvement but he is keen to be back for the Test series in July. On a more positive note He extended his deal with Smile Group Travel to remain as their ambassador for another year.

Simon Lazenby
Simon continues to provide the best coverage of the F1 season from Monaco and Canada. He is also looking forward to hosting another exciting ‘Mercedes Driving Day Experience’ for a corporate client at the Mercedes race track in Surrey.

Rachel Wyse
Rachel has enjoyed a successful start to the GAA season in Ireland for Sky Sports. A hugely popular figure in Ireland as she hosts the high profile Championship. Rachel has also extended her ambassador role with Paddy Power to include coverage in the UK now as well as Ireland.

Alastair Cook & Tom Westley
Essex fell at the semi final hurdle after amazing Nottinghamshire run chase. Despite a fabulous 133 from Alastair Cook and a speedy 32 from Tom Westley, Essex were unable to defend 370 and eventually lost to Notts.

Paragon also had players picked for England Lions with Ben Foakes, Dan Lawrence and Tom Helm selected to face South Africa A.

Written By Mike Martin