Andrew Castle

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Andrew is a former British number one tennis player and one of the most experienced live presenters in British broadcasting, having occupied the famous GMTV sofa as an anchor for ten years.

Andrew Castle represented Britain at the Seoul Olympic Games of 1988, and the Barcelona Olympic Games of 1992, and was regularly ranked the number 1 player in Britain.

Castle turned pro in 1986, after completing a Marketing degree whilst on an athletic scholarship in the United States. During his career he won three tour doubles titles, and was a mixed doubles finalist at the 1987 Australian Open. After retiring from professional tennis in 1992, he served as a commentator and presenter for BSkyB, and in September 2000 he joined GMTV as a presenter.

He is perhaps best known for being a key member of the Bafta-nominated BBC tennis team, and his calm and honest style of speaking has landed him the lead commentator role on all the men’s singles finals since 2003. He often works alongside John McEnroe, Boris Becker, Jimmy Connors, Tim Henman, John Lloyd, and Sue Barker.

In 2008 Castle competed in the sixth series of the celebrity dance competition, Strictly Come Dancing.

Castle is a supporter and Patron of Shooting Star Chase which supports families at Christopher’s Hospice in Surrey. Other charities of which he is a patron or supporter include Brainwave, The Dan Maskell Tennis Trust,Great Ormond Street Children’s hospital, Macmillan Cancer Care, the NSPCC and Clic Seargent cancer care for children.

In 2009, Andrew became a Patron of Festival4Stars talent competition, his daughter Georgina Castle was twice a runner up in the national finals.

Castle also represents Surrey at over-45s level in squash, and continues to play representative tennis around the world.

Andrew’s considerable broadcasting experience, combined with his pleasing manner, informed approach and articulate delivery, make him a natural choice for personal appearances, motivational and after dinner speaking, as well as corporate days and promotions.

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