Former England international Ian Wright to host new online football programme for The Sun - Press Gazette

Former England international Ian Wright to host new online football programme for The Sun

Former England international footballer Ian Wright is to host a new football programme to be hosted on The Sun’s paywalled website.

Wright, a long-standing columnist for the paper, will present The Sun FC’s weekly Saturday show from this weekend. It will be available 6.30am on Saturday.

In addition, Wright’s Monday to Friday show will launch next week and be available from 4.30pm every day.

Wright joins former Sky Sports News and Al Jazeera Sport presenter Samantha Johnson, who will present The Sun FC daily news bulletin.

From this weekend, The Sun and its Times sister titles will broadcast near-live clips from Premier League games on their websites.

Editor David Dinsmore said: “The Sun has always been the home of unbeatable football coverage.

“Ian is a fantastic broadcaster and an incredibly popular columnist, who has been a huge part of Sun Sport since 2007.

“His unique and engaging style will bring unrivalled insight, analysis and humour to complement The Sun’s exclusive Premier League footage. It will be appointment viewing for all football fans.”

Ian Wright, said: “I am really happy to be involved in the exciting new football package from The Sun and can’t wait to get started.

“The Sun has always led the way with its sports coverage and I am thrilled to be presenting Sun FC.”

Johnson, said: “It’s a great opportunity because we are moving into a new era.

“The project is very exciting and could be a game-changer for newspapers.

“I think The Sun Goals app will be brilliant and I feel very lucky to be part of this project.”



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