Who is ITV commentator Sam Matterface?

FORMER Sky Sports News and current talkSport presenter Sam Matterface will spearhead ITV's commentary team for Euro 2020.

The Kent born 42-year-old will lead the commentary for ITV's coverage of England's games for this summer's tournament.

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Matterface took to Twitter last month to express his joy at being the main man for ITV'sEuro 2020 commentary.

Who is Sam Matterface?

  • Born – Dartford, 1978
  • Radio Debut – 1992, OHR (local hospital radio)
  • Sky Sports News – Presenter, 2007-2010
  • ITV Debut – Dancing on Ice commentator, 2018
  • TalkSport – 2010-present
  • ITV football – 2020-present

Matterface replaced Clive Tyldesley in July last year as ITV's main football commentator, although Tyldesley will still be part of ITV's commentary team for this summer's Euros.

Speaking to the Telegraph recently, 67-year-old Tyldesley said:

"I could have stormed out, but I thought, no I quite fancy commentating on France versus Italy.

"No more England, so it will be a slightly strange thing. Once the decision has been taken you have to absorb it, realise it's not the end of the world.

"It's nice if you're missed a little bit."

Sam Matterface has previously been supportive of Tyldesley after ITV's decision, telling the Mail on Sunday:

"Clive is a brilliant commentator. He is a commentator who is editorially fantastic. He knows how to hit the mark and how to deliver a line.

"I think it’s right that people had the opportunity to pay tribute to him and to say how great he has been.

"He is not going anywhere. He is still going to work with ITV and is still going to work with talkSPORT. He is still doing a lot of work and quite rightly so."

Matterface is also the former spouse of talkSport presenter Natalie Sawyer.

Euro 2020 got underway on June 11 in Rome as Italy beat Turkey 3-0 at the Stadio Olimpico, with the final set to take place on July 11 at Wembley in London.

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