|Birth name||Georgina Jane Thompson|
25 September 1977 |
Harlow, Essex, England
|Network||Fox Sports (United States), BBC Radio 5 Live|
|Spouse(s)||Ben Ainslie (m. 2014)|
|Domestic partner||Declan Donnelly (2009–11)|
Georgina Jane Ainslie, Lady Ainslie (born 25 September 1977), better known as Georgie Thompson, is an English television presenter.
Thompson was educated at Queenswood School with now fellow television presenter and friend Natalie Pinkham She studied Broadcast Journalism at the University of Leeds, graduating with a 2:1 in 1999.
She has covered major sporting events for the network since then, including the US Open Tennis and has been part of Sky's coverage of the A1 Grand Prix, Grand Prix Masters, Speedway World Cup, Race of Champions, America's Cup and the 2011 Wimbledon Championships. She was a presenter on Sky Sports News, often presenting Afternoon Report with her run ending on 29 December 2011.
She was also a regular panellist on the Sky1 show, A League of Their Own for its first four series from 2010 to 2011.
Thompson left Sky Sports News on 29 December 2011 to become a presenter on Sky Sports F1. During the 2012 season, Thompson presented Friday night magazine show The F1 Show alongside pit-lane reporter Ted Kravitz and during race weekends, presented the Sky Pad segment of Sky's F1 coverage, usually alongside Anthony Davidson. Thompson left Sky Sports F1 in 2013. She was replaced as co-host of The F1 Show by close friend and Sky Sports F1 pit-lane reporter Natalie Pinkham.
In September 2011, Thompson was banned from driving for 19 months, fined £1,000 and ordered to pay £100 in costs after being caught more than twice the legal limit for drink driving.
- One on One with Georgie | The Sun |HomePage|Sport[dead link]
- http://web.archive.org/web/20040804021338/http://www.skysports.com/skysports/article/0,,1-1027281,00.html[dead link]
- Something Else web site Archived 16 March 2007 at the Wayback Machine
- "Chelsea girl in fast lane" 28 April 2007, The Telegraph[dead link]
- My Mentor: Georgie Thompson On David Frost - Media, News - Independent.co.uk[dead link]
- "The full list of FHM's 100 Sexiest Women in the World 2007" 26 April 2007, Daily Mail
- "Georgie Thompson quits F1 role with Sky over frustrations at playing second fiddle" 25 February 2013, Daily Mail
- Declan Donnelly dating Sky Sports presenter Georgie Thompson
- "Dec and Georgie Thompson announce split" 22 April 2011, RTE.ie[dead link]
- "Georgie Thompson of Sky Sports News banned from driving" 8 September 2011, BBC.co.uk
- "Ben Ainslie and Georgie Thompson marry at Hampton Court Palace". Hello! magazine. 21 December 2014. Retrieved 8 January 2015.