Sean Fletcher
Sean Fletcher.jpg
Born (1974-04-20) 20 April 1974 (age 48)
Nationality
  • America
  • United Kingdom
EducationFelsted School
Alma mater
OccupationJournalist, presenter, newsreader
EmployerBBC (2005–present)
ITV (2014–present)
S4C (2021)
Notable credit(s)
Good Morning Britain (2014–present)
Countryfile (2015–present)
Spouse(s)
Luned Tonderai
(m. 1999)
Children2
Websitewww.seanfletcher.co.uk

Sean Fletcher (born 20 April 1974)[2] is a British journalist, and television presenter best known as a presenter on Good Morning Britain and on Countryfile.

Fletcher has also presented the ITV daytime game show Rebound (2015–2016) and the BBC Sunday morning talk show Sunday Morning Live (2017–present).

Early life and education

Born in New York City to a Zimbabwean-born mother and English father, he was brought up in Essex and in Zimbabwe.[3]

Fletcher was educated at Felsted School, an independent school in the village of Felsted (near Great Dunmow) in Essex,[4] followed by King's College London, where he obtained a degree in Geography.

Career

After training as a music producer, Fletcher began his journalism career in Cardiff, producing packages for BBC Radio Wales. He then moved to London to work behind the scenes at Radio 5 Live. Several years later he began working on BBC 2W, the digital TV channel for Wales. He also presented and reported on sport for BBC Wales Today.

From 2005 until 2011, Fletcher presented sports bulletins on the rolling news channel BBC News, and has also presented sport on the BBC Weekend News and BBC Breakfast on BBC One as well as BBC World News. In March 2010, Fletcher began reporting on news stories for BBC Breakfast.

In October 2011, Fletcher left the BBC to join Sky Sports News, where he worked until his departure in early 2014.

On 3 March 2014, it was announced Fletcher would become a sports newsreader on the new ITV Breakfast programme Good Morning Britain.[5] He first appeared on the programme on its opening day, 28 April 2014.

In 2015, Fletcher presented Rebound, a ten-part daytime game show for ITV, airing in the 5 pm slot.[6] A second series of the show was produced and aired in 2016.[7] In September 2015, he appeared in an episode of All Star Mr & Mrs alongside his wife Luned.

Since October 2015, Fletcher has been an occasional reporter for Countryfile on BBC One.

Fletcher co-presented the BBC Two series Food Detectives alongside Tom Kerridge and Alice Roberts in 2016.[8] Since 2017, he has presented the Sunday morning BBC One programme Sunday Morning Live alongside Emma Barnett.[9] He has also been an occasional co-presenter of the BBC One Sunday programme Songs of Praise.

In September 2017, Fletcher replaced Matthew Wright as presenter of BBC's current affairs programme Inside Out London. In October 2017, he co-presented Britain's Classroom Heroes with Naga Munchetty on BBC Two.

Personal life

Fletcher speaks Welsh,[10] and is married to Welsh television producer and director Luned Tonderai.[11] The couple have two children.[12] He supports Tottenham Hotspur F.C.

Charity

In 2014, Fletcher became a celebrity ambassador for the UK charity, Balls to Cancer.[13] In September 2015, Sean became an ambassador for the Beating Bowel Cancer charity.[14] He ran the 2015 and 2016 London Marathon to raise money for the charity.[15] In 2017, Fletcher ran the London Marathon for Heads Together and Young Minds UK.

In 2016, he played for the 'Rest of the World' team on ITV's celebrity football match Soccer Aid, which supports UNICEF UK.

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
2005–2011 BBC News Sport presenter/correspondent
2008–2010 BBC Breakfast Sport correspondent
2011–2014 Sky Sports News Reporter
2014–present Good Morning Britain Sport presenter/relief newsreader
2015–2016 Rebound Presenter 2 series
2015–present Countryfile
2016 Food Detectives Co-presenter 1 series
2017–present Sunday Morning Live
2017–present Songs of Praise Presenter
2017–present Inside Out London
2017–present Britain's Classroom Heroes Co-presenter Annually
2017 Lord Mayor's Show
2021 Terfysg yn y Bae Presenter S4C series
2022 Wonders of the Border Presenter ITV series[16]

References

  1. ^ "Bore da Sean! The first black, Welsh-speaking presenter makes breakfast TV debut". 27 April 2014.
  2. ^ "Good Morning Britain" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 July 2015. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Sean Fletcher Profile] TV Newsroom". Archived from the original on 11 October 2007.
  4. ^ "Old Felstedian Alumni Gallery: Charity & Creative Industries". www.felsted.org. Retrieved 4 April 2022.
  5. ^ "Susanna Reid quits BBC for ITV". BBC News Online. 3 March 2014.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 23 July 2015. Retrieved 23 July 2015.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "ITV orders a second series of Rebound, hosted by Sean Fletcher".
  8. ^ Limited, GipsyMedia. "The Food Detectives on BBC 2 at 7:30pm April 15th, 2016". digiguide.tv.
  9. ^ "BBC – Sunday Morning Live – Media Centre". www.bbc.co.uk.
  10. ^ "Western Daily Press". Archived from the original on 17 August 2015. Retrieved 17 August 2015.
  11. ^ "Luned Tonderai (@lunedtonderai) – Twitter". twitter.com.
  12. ^ "Sean Fletcher".
  13. ^ "Our Ambassadors – Balls To Cancer – Help Us Fight Cancer With Fun!". ballstocancer.co.uk.
  14. ^ "News Hub – Beating Bowel Cancer". Beating Bowel Cancer. Archived from the original on 1 October 2015. Retrieved 30 September 2015.
  15. ^ JustGiving. "Read Sean's story". www.justgiving.com.
  16. ^ "Wonders of the Border". itv.com/presscentre. Retrieved 21 January 2022.