Kelly Cates to present new Channel 5 Football Show

By July 23, 2015Kelly Cates, News
Kelly Cates & George Riley

Channel 5 has announced the new faces of the Football League highlights show, Football League Tonight which launches on Saturday 8th August at 9pm. Kelly Cates and George Riley will be the new sports duo bringing you every goal from all three divisions of the Sky Bet Football League from 9pm every Saturday of the season on Channel 5.

Kelly Cates was part of the Sky Sports News launch team, went on to report on the 2010 FIFA World Cup for ITV, the London 2012 Paralympics for Channel 4 and now presents 606 on Radio 5 Live with pundit Ian Wright. She brings a wealth of knowledge and passion for the game to Channel 5ís new Football League highlights show.

Kelly Cates said: “Iíve always been drawn to the passion and unpredictability of The Football League. I canít wait to be involved in the show and look forward to welcoming viewers to the new home of the highlights show on Channel 5.”

Each show will feature extended coverage of that weekendís best matches and will include every single goal from all three divisions. Players, managers and fans will also be encouraged to join them in the studio each week, or take part in the conversation via Skype and Facetime. With Kellyís 50,000 Twitter followers and Georgeís 30,000 the presenters will be able to engage with viewers direct and join the weekly debates from the studio. Viewers can also use the handles @footballon5, #footballon5 and also catch up on Demand 5 on multiple platforms.

Channel 5 can also confirm that Football League Tonight will continue in weeks where there is no Sky Bet Championship programme and will provide a special focus on the very best games in Sky Bet League 1 and Sky Bet League 2.

Executive Producer for Channel 5, Mark Sharman, said: “Kelly and George make an exciting new combination. They are strong editorially, really know their football and arenít afraid to add humour to the mix. We think the Football League is a great product and we intend to capture the passion, devotion and sometimes the disappointment that comes with following a League team. In Sunset and Vine, we have the production company to achieve that.”

Read more on the Football League website

 

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