Jeff Stelling is a lifelong supporter of his hometown side, Hartlepool United, and the club's President.
He was a presenter on LBC's Sportswatch programme in the early 1980s then moved to BBC Radio 2's Sport on 2. He later spent time as a sports newsreader before moving to Sky in 1992 to present coverage of horse racing, snooker and darts.
Three years later Stelling became presenter of what is now called Soccer Saturday, a show he continues to host more than 25 years later. Between 2011 and 2015 he also fronted Sky Sport's coverage of the Champions League.
Stelling was voted Sports Broadcast Journalist of the Year for five consecutive years, and presented Channel 4's Countdown quiz show from 2008 to 2011.
An Ambassador for Prostate Cancer UK, Stelling has helped raise hundreds of thousands of pounds by undertaking a series of marathon-walking events.
He lives in Hampshire with his wife and children.