Jake Humphrey announces exit from BT Sport after 10 years
Jake Humphrey is to leave BT Sport.
The TV and radio broadcaster, who started his sports presenting career on the BBC, joined BT Sport in 2013 to host the pay TV channel's Premier League content.
On his Instagram, Jake uploaded a black and white photo of himself holding a microphone on the pitch, and wrote: "After 10 wonderful years, I am stepping back from BT. As a football fan, hosting Premier League matches, FA Cup games and European Finals has meant the world to me. It has been my dream job.
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"I've loved being a very small part of a world-class production team. I also feel blessed to have shared the screen with legends of the game and incredible broadcasters, who have become friends. Thank you all."
He said he hoped to be able to spend more time on Whisper, the production agency he co-founded in 2010.
"When I joined BT in 2013 I didn't have children, @wearewhispertv was in its infancy and I didn't even know what a podcast was! A decade on, Whisper now has hundreds of team members who I want to work with more, and the impact of @highperformance amazes me daily.
"I'm also not ashamed to say I remain hugely ambitious. Stepping back from BT will allow me space to pursue other projects and fulfil other ambitions. I'm excited. To everyone that's watched and commented, both good and bad(!), thank you! It’s been a blast…x"
Rio Ferdinand, who works with Jake a lot, said: "Throughly [sic] enjoyed working with you mate. Top presenter and inspiration in different ways. Don't doubt you will smash whatever's next!!"
"Sad to see you go mate!" added another former footballer, Joe Cole. "A massive help to me when I first come [sic] in and have enjoyed every show since. Held my hand through many a show! All the best on the next chapter mate."
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Eamonn Holmes and Chris Buncombe were among other supporters to wish him well, while the official BT Sport account thanked Jake for his "huge commitment" and teased a "fitting finale" for his tenure.
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