Whether hosting MotoGP live on BT Sport, interviewing Olympic athletes at London 2012 or jumping out of a plane whilst presenting The National Sky Diving Championships, Abi brings exceptional knowledge and effervescent verve to everything she tackles.
The pit lane fast became Abi’s natural backyard and her extensive work in motorsport has bridged Sky Sports’ Speedway, Channel 4’s Formula Ford, ESPN’s Superleague Formula and a host of adrenaline-fueled Red Bull events. Alongside MotoGP, she also presented BT Sport’s magazine show Motorsport Tonight.
Abi’s appetite for fully immersing herself in the action means she neither shirks from England rugby lessons on the set of O2 Inside Line (with co-presenter Austin Healey), or flinches at Driving Wars’ exploding cars (which she presented with Colin Murray on Dave), placing her centre-stage of traditionally more male dominated arenas.
A graduate of Loughborough University and the prestigious sports school Millfield, Abi’s dedicated approach to research lends a solid credibility to her personable presenting style, skills that came in particularly handy when reviewing gadgets live with Tim Lovejoy on BBC2’s Something for the Weekend.
During the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Abi turned her hand to a variety of sports, presenting Beach Volleyball, Hockey, Wheelchair Basketball and Paralympic Goalball.
Her own London Marathon personal best time of 3:26 is proof positive of her true grit and determination to test herself off screen. Whilst on screen, she directs her energy towards lighting up the sport and its stars, evident in her coverage of Queensbury Boxing League on Eurosport. Combine this with Abi’s ability to unearth the human story behind a person’s extreme physical challenges and you have an engaging mix of respect and rapport.
The unpredictability of live, in-venue presenting with huge crowds and big screens is another challenge Abi takes in her stride. As well as hosting the 2015 Rugby World Cup to a record breaking attendance at Wembley stadium (89,019), plus the world’s richest horse race (The Dubai World Cup), she also compered the first ever event inside the London 2012 Olympic Stadium before embarking on London’s great summer of sport.
Abi is a voice for A Positive Image, which met at the House of Commons to celebrate women in sport and is an ambassador for the children’s charity Place2Be.
— London Olympic & Paralympic Games
— Sports Presentation
— Driving Wars
— Something For The Weekend
— O2 Inside Line
— O2/ RFU
— Formula Ford
— Channel 4
— FIA European Dragracing Championships
— Channel 5
— Superleague Formula
— Queensbury Boxing League
— Combat Sports FC
— Premier Sports
— The National Sky Diving Championships
— Extreme Sports Channel
— Speedway Elite League
— Sky Sports