Worthing man lives out his Football Fantasy
Kevin Clarke wins BT TV presenters competition
Kevin Clarke from Worthing, West Sussex, is making a name for himself as a sports presenter and even has his own football podcast.
His big break came when he heard about a people’s pundit competition on radio station talkSPORT. Kevin said: “It took me back to my childhood, so I entered and ultimately won.”
As a result, Simon Green, head of BT Sport, gave him a slot on BT Sport for a day. Kevin got the chance to interview ex-England goalkeeper and BT Sport presenter David James at Anfield during the Fletch and Sav show.
From there, he went on to win a BT TV presenters’ competition, filming at Wembley Stadium and an EE shop in Marble Arch, as well as presenting a BT internal TV show on the red sofa.
The Football Podcast called The People’s Pundits, the podcast is put together with co-presenter Ian Hart and kicked off in June. And now Kevin’s launched his first filmed interview.
Kevin, a director for BT’s Global Services division, who lives on Church Walk in Worthing, said: “It’s with Worthing chairman George Dowell, who was paralysed at the age of 17 from the chest down following a car crash. The interview explores topics relating to his accident and the effect it’s had on his life.”
It’s available to watch on Facebook, iTunes, Twitter and YouTube.
Kevin’s taste for sports reporting began at an early age.
Kevin, said: “As a kid I used to have an old-fashioned tape recorder and would record sport and music-related items with my mates as a joke.”
“My mates can’t believe I’ve ended up doing this later in life,” says Kevin.
“In retrospect, I wish I’d done it earlier as maybe I could have made a career out of it. I’m in my late-40s now and I’ve got too many responsibilities, but it’s a great sideline that I enjoy.”
You can find Kevin’s podcast on iTunes by searching ‘thepeoplespundits’.
Kevin is married to Jo and has three children, Megan 18, Jacob 16 – who is featured in the photo between Kevin and David James and Finlay 12.