Mark Pougatch moves on from BBC Radio 5 Live

Sports broadcaster Mark Pougatch has announced he’s leaving BBC Radio 5 Live and looking forward to his next radio challenge.

He’s been at the station since 1994 as presenter of flagship programmes including Sports Report but has been doing less in recent months due to other commitments at ITV and BT Sport.

Mark said: “After an incredibly happy time there, I’ve come to the end of the road now at BBC Radio 5 Live.”

He thanked everyone he’s worked with on both sides of the microphone, and said he’s sorry he didn’t have the chance to say goodbye on-air.

Other long-serving 5 Live sports broadcasters to leave in recent months include Cornelius Lysaght, Garry Richardson and John Inverdale.

BBC Radio 5 Live is also losing Tim Levell who is moving to a new role at Wireless Group. Tim joined 5 Live from Blue Peter in 2013 and for the last three years has been the Editor of the Emma Barnett programme and Chiles on Friday.