Sean Fletcher

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Sean Fletcher
Sean Fletcher.jpg
Fletcher in April 2014
Born Sean Fletcher
(1974-04-20) 20 April 1974 (age 42)
New York City, United States of America
Residence London, United Kingdom
Citizenship American and British
Occupation Journalist, presenter and newsreader
Employer ITV (currently)
BBC (currently)
Sky Sports News (formerly)
Television Good Morning Britain (2014—)
Rebound (2015—)
Countryfile (2015—)
Food Detectives (2016—)
Spouse(s) Luned Tonderai (m. 1999)
Children 2
Parent(s) Carol Fenny Fletcher (1952–2006)
Website Official website

Sean Fletcher (born 20 April 1974)[1] is an American-British journalist and radio broadcast personality, best known for his work with ITV and BBC.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in New York City to a Zimbabwean-born mother and English father, he was brought up in Essex and in Zimbabwe.[2]

Fletcher was educated at Felsted School, an independent school in the village of Felsted (near Great Dunmow) in Essex, followed by King's College London, where he obtained a degree in Geography.

Career[edit]

After training as a music producer, Fletcher began his journalism career in Cardiff, producing packages for BBC Radio Wales. He then moved to London to work behind the scenes at Radio 5 Live. Several years later he began working on BBC 2W, the digital TV channel for Wales. He also presented and reported on sport for BBC Wales Today.

From 2005 until 2011, Fletcher presented sports bulletins on the rolling news channel BBC News, and has also presented sport on the BBC Weekend News and BBC Breakfast on BBC One as well as BBC World News. In March 2010, Fletcher began reporting on news stories for BBC Breakfast.

In October 2011, Fletcher left the BBC to join Sky Sports News, where he worked until his departure in early 2014.

On 3 March 2014, it was announced Fletcher would become a sports newsreader on the new ITV Breakfast programme Good Morning Britain.[3] He first appeared on the programme on its opening day, 28 April 2014.

In 2015, Fletcher presented Rebound, a ten-part daytime game show for ITV, airing in the 5 pm slot.[4] A second series of the show was produced and aired in 2016.[5] In September 2015, he appeared in an episode of All Star Mr & Mrs alongside his wife Luned.

Since October 2015, Fletcher has been an occasional reporter for Countryfile on BBC One.

Fletcher co-presents the BBC Two series Food Detectives alongside Tom Kerridge and Alice Roberts. The series began on 15 April 2016.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Fletcher speaks fluent Welsh,[7] and is married to Welsh television producer and director Luned Tonderai.[8] The couple have two children; Lili and Reuben.[9][10] Fletcher's mother Carol died of bowel cancer in 2006, at the age of 54.[9]

Charity[edit]

In 2014, Fletcher became a celebrity ambassador for the UK charity, Balls to Cancer.[11] In September 2015, Sean became an ambassador for the Beating Bowel Cancer charity.[12] He ran the 2015 and 2016 London Marathon to raise money for the charity.[13]

In 2016, he played for the 'Rest of the World' team on ITV's celebrity football match Soccer Aid, which supports UNICEF UK.

Filmography[edit]

TV
Year Title Role Channel Notes
2005–2011 BBC News Sport presenter/correspondent BBC One/BBC News Channel
2008–2010 BBC Breakfast Sport correspondent Occasional episodes
2011–2014 Sky Sports News Reporter Sky Sports News
2014— Good Morning Britain Sport presenter/relief newsreader ITV Regular appearances
2015— Rebound[14] Presenter Daytime game show
Countryfile Reporter BBC One Occasional episodes
2016— Food Detectives Co-presenter BBC Two
Guest appearances

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