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The BBC have announced that Colin Murray will cover the World Cup in place of Adrian Chiles

23rd April 2010

With Adrian Chiles' move to ITV, speculation has been rife as to who would be going to South Africa to cover the World Cup.  The BBC have announced that Colin Murray is their man.

The 33 year old Radio 5 Live host and Channel Five's Europa League anchor man, talking of the new appointment said: "Going to the World Cup is mind-blowing for me as a football fan.

"It's an absolute honour to become part of what Match of the Day stands for. I will do my best to bring everything I have to the table and the hallowed sofa.

"I can't imagine how nervous I will be sitting there and hearing that theme tune. I like a laugh but I am serious also about football and the impartiality required to respect all football fans."

The talented young Irish presenter joined the BBC back in 1999 and was one of the original hosts of The Session aired in Northern Ireland only and in 2003 had teamed up with Edith Bowman to host the Colin and Edith Show - a slot shared with Vernon Kay and Sara Cox.

Colin Murray won a gold award at the 25th Sony Radio Academy Awards for Music Broadcaster Of The Year in 2007.

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