Gary Imlach

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Gary Imlach (born 1960, West Bridgford[1]) is a British author, journalist and broadcaster, specialising in sport. After first being known as a sports presenter on TV-am, Imlach has particularly become associated with non-mainstream sports, working for many years as the face of Channel 4's coverage of American Football and the Tour de France, having transferred to ITV when the station bought the television rights to the cycle race. He has also hosted the late night sports chat show "Live and Dangerous", and currently presents ITV's coverage of the Tour de France as well as their Super Bowl coverage. He also does links between programmes on the British version of ESPN Classic. In September 2010, Imlach resumed presenting duties on Channel 4's coverage of American Football, but was replaced by Danny Kelly ahead of the 2011 season.[2]

Imlach's biography of his father Stewart Imlach, My Father and Other Working Class Football Heroes, won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year (2005),[3] and the Best New Writer of the British Sports Book Awards (2006).[4]


  1. ^ "BBC - Nottingham - Features - Gary Imlach interview". BBC. 2006-03-04. Retrieved 2010-12-08. 
  2. ^ Pike, Nick (1 September 2011). "Danny Kelly joins Channel 4". NFL UK. NFL Enterprises LLC. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Paul Weaver (21 November 2005). "Tale of injustice that prompted a son to shine". The Guardian. Retrieved November 26, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Prior winners". British Sports Book Awards. Retrieved November 27, 2012. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Imlach, Gary. (2005). My Father And Other Working-Class Football Heroes. Yellow Jersey Press (Random House). ISBN 0-224-07267-6. 
Preceded by
Peter Oborne
William Hill Sports
Book of the Year winner

Succeeded by
Geoffrey Ward