Paul Boardman

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Paul Boardman (born 1973 in Liverpool, Lancashire) is an English sports broadcaster who worked for Sky Sports News. He is the son of comedian Stan Boardman and twin brother of television presenter Andrea Boardman.

Football career[edit]

After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Maryland, Boardman signed a professional contract with Plymouth Argyle and made an immediate impact, scoring on his league debut against Bournemouth. Injury brought a premature end to Boardman's career at Home Park after just two and a half years, having only made three league appearances.[1]


Paul followed in his father's footsteps, turning his attention to the comedy circuit and spent eight years doing stand-up.

TV career[edit]

Before Boardman joined Sky, he presented a programme on satellite TV channel Men and Motors called Boobs.

Boardman joined the Sky Sports News team as a presenter in June 2001 and also hosted the football phone-in show You're on Sky Sports. Then he hosted Sky Sports' football-highlight show Football First.

To date, the highlight of Boardman's time in the Sky Sports News studio was interviewing Dutch legend Johan Cruyff, and he would fulfil a huge ambition if he had the chance to interview boxing legend, Muhammad Ali.

Personal life[edit]

Boardman still plays the odd game of 5-a-side and remains a football lover and massive fan of Liverpool.