Channel 5 announce the presenters of Football League Tonight
of the season on Channel 5.9pm every SaturdayKelly Cates and George Riley have been announced as the presenters of 'Football League Tonight', which will be broadcast from
Kelly Cates was part of the Sky Sports News launch team, went on to report on the 2010 FIFA World Cup for ITV, the London 2012 Paralympics for Channel 4 and now presents 606 on Radio 5 Live with pundit Ian Wright. She brings a wealth of knowledge and passion for the game to Channel 5’s new Football League highlights show.
Kelly Cates said: “I’ve always been drawn to the passion and unpredictability of The Football League. I can’t wait to be involved in the show and look forward to welcoming viewers to the new home of the highlights show on Channel 5”
George Riley will join Kelly presenting the show. A regular on BBC Breakfast, the BBC sports news team and Radio 5 Live George has passion for the local face of British sports and getting down to the details the fans need to know.
George Riley said: “It’s exciting to be a new face on a new Football League highlights show which has a new home on Channel 5! With plenty of opportunities for viewers to get involved I’m looking forward to interacting with the fans and getting to the heart of the game.”
Each show will feature extended coverage of that weekend’s best matches and will include every single goal from all three divisions. Players, managers and fans will also be encouraged to join us in the studio each week, or take part in the conversation via Skype and Facetime.
Fans will be encouraged to interact with the presenters on social media and join the weekly debates from the studio. Viewers can also use the handles @footballon5, #footballon5 and also catch up on Demand 5 on multiple platforms.
Channel 5 have also confirmed that in weeks where there is no Sky Bet Championship games, they will provide a special focus on the very best games in Sky Bet League 1 and Sky Bet League 2.
Executive Producer for Channel 5, Mark Sharman, said:
“Kelly and George make an exciting new combination. They are strong editorially, really know their football and aren’t afraid to add humour to the mix. We think the Football League is a great product and we intend to capture the passion, devotion and sometimes the disappointment that comes with following a League team. In Sunset and Vine, we have the production company to achieve that.”