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Humphrey to leave BBC coverage

ESPN Staff
September 18, 2012
Jake Humphrey has presented Formula One alongside Eddie Jordan and David Coulthard since 2009 © Sutton Images

Jake Humphrey will leave the BBC's Formula One coverage at the end of the 2012 season as he switches broadcasters to focus on football.

Humphrey has presented the BBC's coverage since it regained rights in 2009, and continued to front it despite the broadcaster losing exclusive rights to Sky Sports last year and only showing 10 races live this season. However, it has now been announced that Humphrey is moving to BT to present its Premier League football coverage from the start of the 2013/2014 season.

The BBC has seen a number of big names leave since losing exclusive Formula One rights, with Martin Brundle, Ted Kravitz, Natalie Pinkham and Anthony Davidson all switching to Sky Sports at the start of this season.

The current contract which sees the BBC showing ten races live per season runs until 2018.

A BBC statement read: "We'd like to wish Jake all the best for the future, and thank him for his contribution to the BBC over the last 10 years."

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