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Hazel Irvine (born May 26 1965, St Andrewsmarker, Scotlandmarker), is a television presenter from the United Kingdommarker. Educated at Hermitage Academy in Helensburghmarker, she achieved an M.A. in History of Art at the University of St. Andrewsmarker, and competed in golf, netball and athletics at university level. She began her broadcasting career in radio, before moving to work for Scottish Television as a sports reporter and then on to BBC Scotland as a presenter, chiefly for its Sportscene programme.

In 1997, Irvine became the youngest-ever presenter of the BBC's flagship sports programme Grandstand, and has covered a variety of major sporting events. She has worked at the last five Summer Olympics, as well as the Winter Olympics and four Football World Cup tournaments, and has been the regular presenter of BBC's Ski Sunday and coverage of the World Snooker Championships. She has also regularly presented the sports news on major BBC evening news bulletins, as well as reporting on events such as Wimbledonmarker and the London Marathon.

In August 2008, Irvine presented Olympic Breakfast alongside Adrian Chiles as well as being one of the commentators for the opening and closing ceremonies.

Away from television, Irvine is the honorary president of the Dumbarton F.C. Supporters' Association and also works as a media-trainer and after-dinner speaker. She married her long term boyfriend at a secret ceremony in 2008, announced she was expecting a child in 2009 on the BBC Hogmanay Live show and had a baby girl in February 2009.


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