Rob Walker Wiki
Rob Walker (Robert Joseph “Rob” Walker) is a sports commentator, television presenter, and freelance reporter, who has covered sports including tennis, snooker, darts, boxing, football, sailing and athletics for the BBC, Channel 4, ITV, Setanta Sports, and the IAAF.
Rob Walker Biography
Rob began his career appearing in the role of master of ceremonies at major televised snooker tournaments, including the World Snooker Championship, where he uses the catchphrase “Let’s get the boys on the baize”.He has also presented a highlights show at the World Championship for the last two years called Snooker on the Red, featuring on the BBC Red Button and has been the host of the Global Snooker Awards.
Walker is credited with coining nicknames for several leading snooker players to use in his introductions. Among these is The Magician for Shaun Murphy, The Force for Peter Ebdon and The Thunder from Down Under for Neil Robertson. He also is the commentator at the Action For Kids City Beach & Sitting Volleyball Championships.
Alongside this role on the BBC he has presented Sailing for the BBC at the Olympic Games in 2008 in Beijing and 2012 in London, he has commentated on Biathlon, Ski Jumping and Cross Country Skiing for the BBC at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver in 2010 and Sochi in 2014. He has reported on the London Marathon and Great North Run every year from 2009 to 2012 and from 2013 has commentated on the races for the BBC Red Button and BBC website.
He has presented the Winmau World Masters in 2009 and reported at every BDO World Darts Championship from the Lakeside Country Club since 2010 alongside Colin Murray while presenting Darts Extra during the night. In the 2010 FIFA World Cup, he traveled around South Africa for the BBC reporting with his namesake Dan Walker on the BBC Bus. Since 2013 he has also been the voiceover on BBC One’s gameshow A Question of Sport.
In 2011, he joined the Athletics team on Channel 4 which included the Indoor European Championships and World Championships alongside John Rawling, Iwan Thomas, Dean Macey, Katherine Merry and Michael Johnson. He continued to work for Channel 4 in August/September 2012 when Walker began commentating on the athletics events at the 2012 Summer Paralympics for Channel 4 alongside Rawling, Danny Crates and Katherine Merry He also commentated on Biathlon and Cross Country Skiing for Channel 4’s Winter Paralympic Coverage.
He also worked for ITV for a brief time reporting on the Boat Race when they held the rights (these have since reverted to the BBC) and boxing, where he was a reporter on the Big Fight Live on ITV4: this coverage has also moved, to Channel 5. He also hosted parts of the 2015 Snooker World Grand Prix coverage on ITV4. In 2018, he presented the Bowls: Scottish International Open for BBC Sport Scotland broadcast on BBC Two Scotland.
Rob Walker Age
Robert was born on 13th March 1975 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England.