We're pleased to announce that our next Mash Direct Sports Championship judge is...
Best known as a presenter on BBC Breakfast & BBC Sport, Holly is originally from Co. Down in Northern Ireland and has spent over a decade working on some of the UK’s biggest networks.
As one of BBC Breakfast’s most energetic presenters, Holly’s career has taken her from the famous red sofa to the green grass courts of Wimbledon where she’s been part of the BBC’s coverage from the All England Club over the past two years, presented live from the red carpet of BBC Sports Personality of the Year and anchored BBC Sportsday from a number of exciting venues across the country.
Away from sport, Holly is the new presenter for BBC holiday series, “Getaways” and is a familiar face across BBC Northern Ireland. In 2019, she fronted NI’s Children in Need live show, hosted “Open for Summer” from The Open in Portrush alongside Colin Murray and became the first woman to host long running comedy panel series “The Blame Game.”
Despite her Irish roots, Holly’s career began in Scotland where she worked for Scottish Television (STV) for several years and was part of the original news broadcasters on the channel’s flagship political programme “Scotland Tonight”. She also worked as News and Sport Editor for Downtown Radio and Cool FM where she was part of the Breakfast show voted “Radio Show of the Year” (CIPR Awards).
This year sees Holly continue her work with BBC Sport and BBC Breakfast with some exciting developments in the pipeline.
We have teamed up with Holly to offer the winning prize of a £5,000/€5,400 sponsorship package. Holly will be joined by Italian international rugby star, Ian McKinley, former Ulster, Ireland and Lions rugby player Rory Best as well as Irish international and Arsenal footballer Katie McCabe, to judge the Mash Direct Champ-ionship entries.
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