Former Sky Sports presenter David Bobin has died

Former Sky Sports presenter David Bobin has died at the age of 71.

He joined Sky in 1993 and became a familiar face to viewers using his versatility and knowledge of sport to work across a wide range of programming, including; rugby union, European golf, Copa America, Goals on Sunday, Sky Soccer Weekend and Sky Sports Centre.

Barney Francis, Sky Sports managing director, said: “Today (Friday) we learned the sad news that our former colleague David Bobin passed away on Wednesday.

“David had been part of our family for many years presenting our coverage of a wide number of sports. David was a strong on screen presence with a vast sports knowledge.

“He was a lovely man, genuine and kind. Our thoughts are with his wife and family.”

In a journalistic career stretching back to the late 1960’s, David worked on local newspapers and radio in Oxford before starting in television with Southern TV in 1975.

Before joining Sky, David presented sports programmes for the ITV network and ITN.

Fellow Sky Sports colleague, Simon Thomas, tweeted: “Thoughts with the family of David Bobin who has sadly passed away. One of the nicest men in broadcasting. #ripmightyoake”

John-Paul Davies added: “Sad to hear David Bobin has passed away. Will always remember his kindness to me when starting out. Thoughts with his family #ripmightyoak”

Charlie Webster: “Thoughts with David Bobin’s family. He used to talk about them all the time,with a huge smile on his face – and he was so proud of his kids.”

Add a Comment
Last updated: Friday 26 May 2017

Arsenal host Tottenham Hotspur in the north London derby this afternoon as the Premier League returns following the International break. This top-flight clash takes place at the Emirates Stadium and will be shown live on Sky Sports. Four points separate the fierce rivals coming into…

WWE will host its thirty-first annual Survivor Series pay-per-view event this weekend (Sunday 19 November 2017). It takes place at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, and will see Raw take on Smackdown in a series of inter-brand matches. This will include the WWE Universal…

The penultimate round of the 2017 Formula One season takes place this weekend at Interlagos in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Recently crowned world champion Lewis Hamilton won this race for the first time in his career last year, and will be looking to add his name…

Sky Sports are once again giving NFL fans the opportunity to vote for which week 10 NFL matches are screen on Sunday 12th November. Both of the 6pm and the 9pm live games will be decided by the public as Sky Sports hand the decision…

Week nine of the 2017 National Football League season gets underway today with an AFC East clash at MetLife Stadium. The Buffalo Bills, who are 5-2 on the season, has won six of the past eight vs. the Jets, including a 21-12 victory in week…