- 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.
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
Croft is the BBC Radio 5 Live F1 Commentator and Presenter, succeeding Maurice Hamilton at the start of the 2006 Formula 1 season. 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.
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:
- two rounds of the 2010 FIA GT1 World Championship in Brno and Portimao
- boxing for Setanta Sports including Joe Calzaghe's farewell fight against Roy Jones Jnr at Madison Square Garden
- the 2008 and 2009 Free Running World Championship
- the 2009 Goodwood Revival and 2010 Goodwood Festival of Speed
- The Race on Sky 1
- Red Bull Track Attack for ITV
He also commentated on the 2008 GP2 Series season for ITV.
He is the voice of the paddock reporter in the Codemasters F1 2010 game and in the sequel, F1 2011.
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.
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