Rob Curling

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Rob Curling (born 8 September 1957, Kuala Lumpur, Malaya) is a British television presenter and journalist. He presents the sport for Sky News. He also fronts the tennis coverage for British Eurosport. Up to and including 2011, he anchored BBC Sport’s interactive television coverage of: Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, Wimbledon, Open Golf, Six Nations Rugby, World Athletics Championships, etc. He was the host of Turnabout, a game show that aired on BBC1 for eight series in the 1990s. He presented the Halford Tour Series cycling for ITV4, and commentated on table tennis on the BBC at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

He has hosted podcasts for The Guardian, including the 2007 Cricket World Cup.

Curling appeared on cult show Banzai and TV's 100 Funniest Moments for Channel 4, Sky One's Brainiac, The Basil Brush Show (BBC1), and Through the Keyhole (BBC1 & Sky). He also starred in the last ever series of Beadle's About, where he took part in the infamous Alien Prank.

He also appears in the cinema release Children of Men (Universal Pictures), starring Clive Owen and Michael Caine.


Curling was educated at the independent Cranleigh School in Cranleigh, Surrey.

Life and career[edit]

One of Curling's earliest jobs was in the BBC's Film Archive Library. His on-screen career began in 1987 as a newsreader and co-presenter of the BBC’s regional news programme London Plus, later to become Newsroom South East. He was a member of the BAFTA-winning team for the BBC’s prestigious series of outside broadcasts commemorating 50 years of the end of the Second World War: D-Day Remembered, VE-50 & VJ-50. He was also nominated for a BAFTA for BBC Education’s current affairs series ‘Issues’ & ‘The Geography Programme’. Curling presents numerous programmes and videos on aviation, including a history of the Spitfire for ITV. He also narrates a series of Drivers' Eye View videos for Video125 about the London Underground. As well as a broadcaster, Curling is a conference and awards host, after dinner speaker and media trainer.

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