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Adrian Durham

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Adrian Durham (born 13 May 1969 in Dogsthorpe, Peterborough, England[citation needed]) is a football journalist and broadcaster.

Career

Durham began his broadcasting career in Leeds in the early 1990s working on the TEAMtalk telephone service, alongside reporters such as BBC Radio 5 Live commentator Ian Dennis, which was established as an independent rival to Clubcall.[citation needed]

He currently hosts TalkSPORT's "Drivetime" on weekdays between 4pm–7pm alongside former England cricketer Darren Gough. Durham styles himself as the world's only celebrity Peterborough United fan.[1][2] He was described in The Guardian as an "expert phone-in troll, arrogantly spouting inflammatory football opinions in the hope of prompting some indignant phone rage from an uppity fan."[3] He once accused Jamie Carragher of being a "bottler" for retiring from international football, which prompted the Liverpool and England defender to call in to the show to confront Durham.[4] His criticism of Celtic manager Neil Lennon prompted a phone call from Celtic fan Rod Stewart, who gave Durham a "gentle lashing".[3]

References

  1. ^ Radio: Adrian Durham | Radio talkSPORT Archived August 3, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "The Adrian Durham Q&A Interview". TalkSPORT. August 2003. Archived from the original on 27 August 2008. Retrieved 29 August 2008. 
  3. ^ a b Dee, Johnny (20 May 2011). "A week listening to … TalkSport" – via The Guardian. 
  4. ^ Ogden, By Mark. "Jamie Carragher fumes at 'bottler' claim". 
Preceded by
None
TalkSport breakfast show host
2000
Succeeded by
Alan Brazil