TV presenter Helen Skelton has joined BT Sport as part of the channels’ presenting team.

Skelton, who is well known for her sporting adventures for Sport Relief, will join the BT Sport Live set-up as well as covering the Football Conference and Women’s Super League.

When the opportunity came up to work with BT Sport I couldn't turn it down."

Helen Skelton


Helen said: “I come from a sports mad family and have been around football my whole life. My brother plays in the Conference North for Workington Reds, so when the opportunity came up to work with BT Sport I couldn’t turn it down.

“I love the passion and loyalty you see from football supporters and I can’t wait to tell the stories behind the teams.”

The Football Conference and BT Sport have agreed a two-year deal for the new channels to show 30 live matches a season from the Skrill Premier.

BT Sport will host live broadcasts from the grounds for 25 league matches, plus both legs of the play-off semis and the Promotion Final at Wembley, from the start of the 2013-14 season in August.

The deal will bring live football from England’s fifth tier, immediately below The Football League, to a much wider audience than ever before, which will enable greater opportunities for marketing and sponsorship deals.

Simon Green, director of BT Sport, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Helen to the BT Sport team. Helen is a fantastic presenter and is well regarded and respected for her sporting prowess. We are excited to have her on board.”

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