Host – Mark Chapman
Chapman began his career in 1996 as a continuity announcer on BBC Television before becoming the cricket correspondent for BBC North East radio. Chapman then joined BBC Radio 1 as a sports reporter working on the Sara Cox show and later on the Scott Mills show, where he was nicknamed Chappers, before joining Radio 5 Live to host 5 live Sport on Monday evenings in 2010. Between 2009 and 2013, Chapman was the main stand in presenter on Final Score, Match of the Day 2 and other BBC Sport programmes. Following the departure of Colin Murray, Chapman became the main host of Match of the Day 2 in August 2013, and also became the main host of the BBC’s coverage of Rugby League that year. In August 2016, Chapman replaced Mark Pougatch as the main presenter of 5live Sport on Saturday afternoons, and he continues to host the Monday evening edition of the programme alongside other midweek shows.
Chapman wrote a monthly column for Shoot Monthly magazine. In 2010, he released his first book, entitled Heroes, Hairbands and Hissy Fits: Chappers’ History of Modern Football, in which he gives a harsh critique of modern football and players both professional and part-time.