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Eleanor Oldroyd

Eleanor Oldroyd (born in Bury, Lancashire, 2 June 1962) is an English sports broadcaster with BBC Radio.

Eleanor Oldroyd was educated at Oxford High School and Cambridge University. She was married to fellow BBC sports presenter Nick Mullins and has two children.[1]


  • Before Fighting Talk 1
  • Fighting Talk and current 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Before Fighting Talk

She started her career at BBC Radio Shropshire before moving to London in 1988. She was a sports journalist at Radio 4 before going to BBC Radio Five Live. By standing in for Ian Payne on Sport on Five in 1995 she became the first female presenter of Sports Report since it started in 1948.

Fighting Talk and current

Eleanor is a regular on Five Live's Fighting Talk. She is known as the "First Lady of Fighting Talk". Eleanor is an occasional ground reporter for Test Match Special. She supports Arsenal despite coming from a family of Birmingham City fans.[2]

Eleanor currently hosts a weekly show, Saturday Breakfast, on Five Live with Chris Warburton, covering big news in sports. [3]


  1. ^ "Rest of the radio team". BBC Sport. 2002-06-14. Retrieved 2007-03-23. 
  2. ^ Oliver Irish (2001-11-04). "Women in a man's game". Guardian Unlimited. Retrieved 2007-03-23. 
  3. ^ BBC Website. "Saturday Breakfast". BBC. 

External links

  • BBC 5 Live interview
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