Steve is an integral part of the ever popular BBC TV athletics commentary team; providing live commentary for Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth Games. With the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan looming, athletics as the flagship Olympic sport, will be firmly in the spotlight.

London Olympics 2012


Running with the Olympic Flame in Kent on it's way to London. 


In 2012 the build up to London's Olympic Games, Steve was frequently asked to support the media and sponsors.  British Airways Magazine, Evening Standard, The Metro Columnist, The Launch of Cadbury House in Hyde Park.

Sport Relief


In 2010, Steve was part of the all male star choir singing 'Always On My Mind' helping to raise money to help vulnerable people in both the UK and the world's poorest countries.

Pro Celebrity Darts


Steve swapped his javelin for a set of darts in the ITV4-televised tournament, featuring eight celebrities paired with darts stars. Steve landed the winning dart to defeat Phil Taylor and Neil Ruddock and claim glory.

They Think it's All Over

Hall of Fame

Dancing on Ice

Celebrity Chef

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