Ned Boulting

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Ned Boulting
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Boulting in 2017
Norris Edward Boulting [1]

(1969-07-11) 11 July 1969 (age 49) [2]
Andover, Hampshire, [2] England, UK
Occupation TV presenter
Notable credit(s)
Sky Sports (1997–2001)
ITV Sport (2001–present)
Channel 4 (2012)
Bike (2016–present)

Norris Edward "Ned" Boulting (born 11 July 1969) is a British sports journalist and television presenter best known for his coverage of football, cycling and darts.

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Early life and education

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Boulting, pictured in May 2015.

Boulting was born in Andover, Hampshire [2] but moved to Bedford as a child. He attended Bedford School, where he studied for A-levels in French, German and English, before reading modern languages at Jesus College, Cambridge. [3]

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After several "completely directionless" years, [3] his television career began in 1997 when he joined Sky Sports' Soccer Saturday alongside Jeff Stelling. He joined ITV Sports in 2001, and has covered a range of football events including the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and the FA Cup. He became a reporter for ITV's Tour de France coverage in 2003 and has reported at every Tour since, as well as on other cycling events including the Tour of Britain and the Vuelta a España. He also covered the London 2012 Summer Paralympics for Channel 4. [2] He was awarded the Royal Television Society's Sports News Reporter of the Year Award in 2006. [4] Boulting branched out into commentating in 2015, providing commentary for ITV4's coverage of the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire [5] and the Vuelta a España alongside David Millar. [6] Boulting and Millar subsequently commentated for ITV4 on the 2016 Tour de France. [7]

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Boulting produced and directed Dutch Master – A tribute to Dennis Bergkamp for Sky Sports in 1998, and Steven Gerrard – A Year in My Life for Sky 1 in 2006. [2]

Following on from the success of his Bikeology tour, in 2018 Ned announced his newly revamped 'Tour de Ned'. A one- man theatrical cycling roadshow that tours the UK in conjunction with the Tour de France from 28 September - 17 November [8] .


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