Dan Lobb

Dan Lobb

Daniel "Dan" Jonathon Lobb (born 7 January 1972) is a British retired tennis player, currently working as a presenter, and is the sports editor for ITV's Daybreak.

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Early life

Lobb grew up just outside Winchester, Hampshire.

Career

Tennis

Lobb attended school and Peter Symonds College in Winchester, where he studied Biology, Chemistry and Economics, before accepting a tennis scholarship to the University of Tennessee in the USA. He was named as an All-American (for tennis) and graduated from the school of Business with high honours. After coaching at various tennis clubs in London, Lobb played professionally for three years reaching a British ranking of 18 in 1997. After retiring in 1998 he combined coaching and modelling for three years as well as getting involved in sports PR and marketing in London.

Broadcasting career

In 2001 Lobb started part-time work at a local cable station assisting the sports producer before being given the opportunity to present a live show. From there he moved on to Channel 5 News and was offered a contract by Sky Sports in January 2002, presenting mostly on Sky Sports News. In October 2007, he began presenting The Club on Sky Poker, a humorous magazine show based around Poker. He presented with Matt Broughton. On 30 December 2008 during a live Sky Sports News program, Lobb was co-presenting with Simon Thomas when it was revealed that this would be Lobb's final appearance on the channel. Thomas thanked Lobb for his 7 year service and joked that he was "still the only presenter to have beat Tim Henman - as he has liked to remind us over 400 times!" (This was in reference to Lobb's professional tennis career). In May 2009, Lobb became a sports presenter on Sky News. Lobb moved to GMTV as the sports correspondent in January 2010, transferring to the replacement programme Daybreak he was appointed sports editor from September 2010,[1] and is a stand-in presenter for Adrian Chiles during absences; he presents the Friday edition of Daybreak with Kate Garraway.

On 6 September 2011 it was announced that Lobb would take part in the 2011 series of Strictly Come Dancing on BBC One.[2]. He was partnered with Katya Virshilas. He was the second person to be voted off the show on 16th October 2011.

References

  1. ^ Daybreak Press Pack ITV.com, 31 August 2010
  2. ^ "Strictly Come Dancing signs up Lulu and Edwina Currie". BBC News. British Broadcasting Corporation. 6 September 2011. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-14809342. Retrieved 6 September 2011. 

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