David Croft (broadcaster)

David Croft (broadcaster)
David Croft
Born 1970
Nationality British
Other names Crofty
Ethnicity English
Occupation Radio Presenter
Employer BBC / FOM
Known for Sports commentary

David Croft (also known as "Crofty") is a BBC TV and Radio Broadcaster.


Early career

Croft spent three years working at BBC Three Counties Radio, first as a sports reporter then as Sports Editor. During his time at the station he covered the 2002 FIFA World Cup, 2004 Athens Summer Olympics and presented Saturday Sport on 5 during the summer of 2004 and 2005.

BBC Sport Commentator

F1 Commentator

Croft is the BBC Radio 5 Live F1 Commentator and Presenter, succeeding Maurice Hamilton at the start of the 2006 Formula 1 season.[1] He works alongside former Super Aguri, Honda and Minardi F1 driver Anthony Davidson and pitlane reporters Ted Kravitz and Natalie Pinkham, covering each Grand Prix and qualifying as well as the three practice sessions which can be heard via the BBC Interactive Red Button service, BBC Sport Online and Radio 5 Live Sports Extra.

Other sports

Croft has also commentated on the BDO World Darts Championship and Winmau World Masters for BBC Television since 2004 after first covering the World Championship for BBC Radio 5 Live in 2002.

Further commentary work

His work outside the BBC has included commentary on:

He also commentated on the 2008 GP2 Series season for ITV.

Video Games

He is the voice of the paddock reporter in the Codemasters F1 2010 game and in the sequel, F1 2011.

Radio Presenter

Croft also presentes a midweek sports show and Monday night football phone in on BBC London 94.9FM where he has also stood in for Paul Ross and co-presented the Breakfast show first with Jo-Anne Good and then Gaby Roslin.


External links

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