Women’s World Cup pundits – who’s presenting the 2023 tournament on the BBC and ITV?

The Women’s World Cup is set to be one of the biggest sporting events this summer, with an unmissable lineup that is due to kick off in Australia and New Zealand on Thursday 20th July.

Last year, England brought home the trophy after its win against Germany in a sold-out Wembley arena.

To give viewers the best experience in this year’s fixtures, household names such as Gabby Logan will be at the forefront of the BBC coverage, while Laura Woods will take on the lead for ITV’s coverage.

Where can I watch the matches?

In the UK, every game will be available to watch on BBC and ITV.

The BBC will have live coverage on TV as well as the BBC Sport website with live audio commentary available on its Radio channels.

ITV’s live coverage will be available to view on TV as well as online via ITVX.

Who will be presenting the coverage on TV?

The BBC presenters

Gabby Logan, 50, will be leading the BBC’s coverage of the event. The Welsh television presenter began her broadcasting career in 1992 and went to join Sky News in 1996. Her success continued after she established herself as one of their key presenters. In 1998 she then went to join ITV, where she presented various fixtures including The World Cup and Champions League.

BBC Sport presenter Gabby Logan ahead of the TikTok Women’s Six Nations match at the cinch Stadium. (PA)

Logan hosted BBC’s Sport Relief in 2004 and in 2007, the presenter joined the company. During her time at the BBC, she presented the Final Score, Inside Sport and the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games.

Reshmin Chowdhury, 45, is a British Journalist who currently presents live Premier League football on TalkSport as well as live coverage of the Women’s Super League and other major women’s football tournaments for BBC Sport.

BT Sport presenter Reshmin Chowdhury pitch side prior to the UEFA Euro 2021 Under-21 Qualifying Group 3 match at Molineux, Wolverhampton. (PA)

Chowdhury has worked across football coverage with BT Sport for nine years, including coverage on the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, the FA Cup and the UEFA Europa Conference League.

Alex Scott, 38, is a Sports commentator, pundit and former professional footballer who played as right-back for Arsenal in the FA WSL. She won nine league titles and seven FA Cups before crossing the Atlantic In 2009.

BBC Sport presenter Alex Scott during the Barclays Women’s Super League match at Kingsmeadow, London on Wednesday 3 May, 2023. (PA)

Also known as a highly-experienced England International, the star featured for Team GB at the 2012 Olympics and made 140 appearances for the England national team.

Growing in her success, in 2019 Scott became a pundit for BBC Sport and Sky Sports. She also featured during the 2018 FIFA World Cup and 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

The ITV presenters

Laura Woods, 36, has grown in her broadcasting and presenting roles across a range of sports with ITV, Sky Sports and TalkSport.

Amazon Prime’s Laura Woods prior to the Premier League match at Villa Park, Birmingham on Monday 26 December 2022. (PA)

Woods will now be the lead presenter for the Champions League as TNT Sport enters the British and Irish market replacing BT Sport. The presenter will be leading the all-female presenter team for the football news venture.

Seema Jaswal,38, is a TV presenter from London and currently works with a number of UK and international broadcasters.

ITV Sport presenter Seema Jaswal during the Emirates FA Cup second round match at Peninsula Stadium, Salford. (PA)

Jaswal currently presents the Champions League on BT Sport, ITV’s International football, Premier League’s global Match-Day live coverage and BBC’s Snooker Triple Crown events.

The star goes beyond the sports scene and has been featured on Ted Lassion Season 2, ITV’s Good Morning Britain, Lorraine, Celebrity Catch Phrase and The Chase.

Michelle Owen, known as one of the UK’s leading female sports presenters currently presents Sky Sports EFL coverage and has recently been a part of the ITV football team – covering the men’s FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Presenter Michelle Owen during the Sky Bet League One play-off, semi-final, first leg match at the Weston Homes Stadium, Peterborough. (PA)

Owen’s passion for football started at an early age and she soon went on to play in the Women’s Premier League.

Confident in her skills, Owen went to Euro 2020 with ITV, keeping across the Wales coverage throughout the tournament as well as other teams in the final.

BBC World Cup Pundits

Ellen White – Known as England’s record goalscorer in 2021, White was also a part of the Lionesses’ 2022 Euros win. After a decade-long career, the football star retired last summer.

Stephen Houghton – Ex-England captain and Manchester City defender put pen to paper once again by signing a one-year extension with City – this will see her enter her 10th year at the Club.

Fara Williams – A regular BBC pundit, Williams is known as the most-capped England player of all time. The star and pundit has also won the Women’s FA Cup with Everton and Arsenal and the FA WSL title with Liverpool.

Rachel Brown-Finnis – A former England goalkeeper, Brown played for the Lionesses on more than 80 occasions and at club level for top WSL sides, Liverpool Women and Everton Women. She is now a regular BBC and BT Sport pundit as well as a co-commentator.

Anita Asante – Former England defender with 71 caps for the Lionesses, the star also competed for Team GB at the 2012 Olympics. Asante is currently a coach for Bristol City and now features on BBC and Sky Sports as a pundit.

Karen Bardsley – The former England goalkeeper was part of three World Cup Squads in 2011, 2015 and 2019. She has experience as a pundit at the BBC and Sky Sports.

Laura Georges – The French defender has now taken on the role of Secretary General of the France Football Federation and previously appeared as a pundit on BBC.

Jonas Eidevall –  Taking on the position of head coach for the Arsenal Women’s team, Eidevall has also wrapped up the winning title of the 2022/2023 League Cup and is a regular BBC pundit.

Scott Booth – Former football player and current coach of Women’s Championship side Lewes FC has won six league titles with Glasgow City.

ITV World Cup Pundits

Eni Aluko – Ex-England international has been a regular pundit on ITV, BT Sport, Amazon Prime and Fox Sports since retiring in 2019.

Karen Carney – Dubbed as one of England’s most capped players the former midfielder has experience with BBC, Amazon Prime, Sky Sports and The Guardian.

Jill Scott – One of England’s “most decorated players” is one of the select few Lionesses to have passed 150 caps. Scott was also crowned Queen of the Jungle in 2023 and now provides analysis as a pundit for ITV and Channel 4.

Emma Hayes – Head coach of Chelsea, Hayes has seen a stream of success as a manager and now provides punditry with ITV.

Fran Kirby – Chelsea and England Midfielder, Kirby was a part of the Euro 2020 winning squad but was not able to make it to the World Cup due to a knee injury.

Lucy Ward – Currently known as a co-commentator for BBC, BT Sport, TalkSport, Channel 4 and more.

Siobhan Chamberlain – The former professional footballer has 50 caps for the England Lionesses and a lot of experience in the broadcasting field.

Emma Byrne – The Irish goalkeeper has made 134 appearances for the Republic of Ireland.

Vicky Losada – The Spanish football midfielder has represented her country at multiple World Cups.

Jen Beattie – Racking up over 100 appearances, the Arsenal defender retired last summer.


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