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Sean Fletcher (born 20 April 1974)[1] is an American-British journalist and radio broadcast personality, currently working with ITV and BBC.

Sean Fletcher
Sean Fletcher.jpg
Fletcher in April 2014
Born
Sean Fletcher

(1974-04-20) 20 April 1974 (age 45)
ResidenceLondon, United Kingdom
CitizenshipAmerican and British
OccupationJournalist, presenter and newsreader
EmployerITV (currently)
BBC (currently)
Sky Sports News (formerly)
TelevisionGood Morning Britain (2014–)
Countryfile (2015–)
Sunday Morning Live (2017–)
Songs of Praise (2017–)
Inside Out London (2017–)
Spouse(s)Luned Tonderai (m. 1999)
Children2
Parent(s)Carol Fenny Fletcher (1952–2006)
WebsiteOfficial website

Fletcher is best known as a sport presenter on Good Morning Britain and as a reporter on Countryfile. He also presented the ITV daytime game show Rebound (2015–2016) and the Sunday morning talk show Sunday Morning Live (2017–present).

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Early life and educationEdit

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.

CareerEdit

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-presented the BBC Two series Food Detectives alongside Tom Kerridge and Alice Roberts in 2016.[6] Since 2017, he has presented the Sunday morning BBC One programme Sunday Morning Live alongside Emma Barnett.[7]. He has also been an occasional co-presenter of the BBC One Sunday programme Songs of Praise.

In September 2017, Fletcher replaced Matthew Wright as presenter of BBC's current affairs programme Inside Out London. In October 2017, he co-presented Britain's Classroom Heroes with Naga Munchetty on BBC Two.

Personal lifeEdit

Fletcher speaks fluent Welsh,[8] and is married to Welsh television producer and director Luned Tonderai.[9] The couple have two children; Lili and Reuben.[10]

CharityEdit

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 2017, Fletcher ran the London Marathon for Heads Together and Young Minds UK.

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

FilmographyEdit

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 1 series; with Tom Kerridge and Alice Roberts
2017– Sunday Morning Live BBC One 2 series; with Emma Barnett and Cherry Healey
Songs of Praise[15] Occasional episodes
Inside Out London Presenter Main presenter
Britain's Classroom Heroes Co-presenter BBC Two With Naga Munchetty
Lord Mayor's Show Co-presenter BBC One With Sonali Shah

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Good Morning Britain" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 July 2015. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Sean Fletcher Profile] TV Newsroom". Archived from the original on 11 October 2007.
  3. ^ "Susanna Reid quits BBC for ITV". BBC News Online. 3 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 23 July 2015. Retrieved 23 July 2015.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "ITV orders a second series of Rebound, hosted by Sean Fletcher".
  6. ^ Limited, GipsyMedia. "The Food Detectives on BBC 2 at 7:30pm April 15th, 2016". digiguide.tv.
  7. ^ "BBC – Sunday Morning Live – Media Centre". www.bbc.co.uk.
  8. ^ "Western Daily Press". Archived from the original on 17 August 2015. Retrieved 17 August 2015.
  9. ^ "Luned Tonderai (@lunedtonderai) – Twitter". twitter.com.
  10. ^ "Sean Fletcher".
  11. ^ "Our Ambassadors – Balls To Cancer – Help Us Fight Cancer With Fun!". ballstocancer.co.uk.
  12. ^ "News Hub – Beating Bowel Cancer". Beating Bowel Cancer. Archived from the original on 1 October 2015. Retrieved 30 September 2015.
  13. ^ JustGiving. "Read Sean's story". www.justgiving.com.
  14. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 17 August 2015. Retrieved 17 August 2015.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  15. ^ BBC Songs of Praise [@BBCSoP] (7 July 2017). "Sunday 17:10 @BBCOne, join @SeanFletcherTV in the beautiful #MontStMichel! Sneak peek:" (Tweet) – via Twitter.

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