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Gabby Logan

MBEGabby Logan_header_cell_0_0_0

BornGabby Logan_header_cell_0_1_0 Gabrielle Nicole Yorath
(1973-04-24) 24 April 1973 (age 47)

Leeds, West Yorkshire, EnglandGabby Logan_cell_0_1_1

NationalityGabby Logan_header_cell_0_2_0 BritishGabby Logan_cell_0_2_1
EducationGabby Logan_header_cell_0_3_0 Cardinal Heenan Roman Catholic High School

Notre Dame Catholic Sixth Form CollegeGabby Logan_cell_0_3_1

Alma materGabby Logan_header_cell_0_4_0 College of St Hild and St Bede, Durham UniversityGabby Logan_cell_0_4_1
OccupationGabby Logan_header_cell_0_5_0 Television and radio presenterGabby Logan_cell_0_5_1
Years activeGabby Logan_header_cell_0_6_0 1995–presentGabby Logan_cell_0_6_1
EmployerGabby Logan_header_cell_0_7_0 BBC (current)

ITV (former) Channel 5 (former)Gabby Logan_cell_0_7_1

Known forGabby Logan_header_cell_0_8_0 Gymnast, television presenterGabby Logan_cell_0_8_1
Spouse(s)Gabby Logan_header_cell_0_9_0 Kenny Logan (m. 2001)Gabby Logan_cell_0_9_1
ChildrenGabby Logan_header_cell_0_10_0 2Gabby Logan_cell_0_10_1
Parent(s)Gabby Logan_header_cell_0_11_0 Terry and Christine YorathGabby Logan_cell_0_11_1
CountryGabby Logan_header_cell_0_12_0 Great Britain

WalesGabby Logan_cell_0_12_1

SportGabby Logan_header_cell_0_13_0 GymnasticsGabby Logan_cell_0_13_1
Event(s)Gabby Logan_header_cell_0_14_0 Gabby Logan_cell_0_14_1
WebsiteGabby Logan_header_cell_0_15_0 Q10837#P856Gabby Logan_cell_0_15_1

Gabrielle Nicole Logan MBE (née Yorath; born 24 April 1973) is a British presenter and a former international rhythmic gymnast who is best known for her presenting roles with BBC Sport and ITV. Gabby Logan_sentence_0

Logan hosted Final Score for BBC Sport from 2009 until 2013. Gabby Logan_sentence_1

She has also presented a variety of live sports events for the BBC, including a revived episode of Superstars in December 2012 and the London Marathon since 2015. Gabby Logan_sentence_2

Since 2013, she has co-hosted Sports Personality of the Year for the BBC and she presented the second series of The Edge in 2015. Gabby Logan_sentence_3

Early life Gabby Logan_section_0

Logan was born in Leeds in the West Riding of Yorkshire to former Welsh international footballer and manager Terry Yorath and his wife Christine. Gabby Logan_sentence_4

At the time, Yorath was playing for Leeds United. Gabby Logan_sentence_5

The family moved frequently because her father played for a number of British teams as well as in Canada with the Vancouver Whitecaps. Gabby Logan_sentence_6

She attended Bishop Ullathorne RC School in Coventry, Cardinal Heenan High School and Notre Dame Sixth Form College in Leeds and read Law at the College of St Hild and St Bede, Durham University. Gabby Logan_sentence_7

Logan played netball at school and at university and also competed in the high jump, but the peak of her sporting career was when she placed 11th in rhythmic gymnastics representing Wales at the 1990 Commonwealth Games in Auckland. Gabby Logan_sentence_8

She had to retire from gymnastics aged 17 due to sciatica. Gabby Logan_sentence_9

Logan became interested in football during her regular attendances at her father's matches. Gabby Logan_sentence_10

Her mother went out of a "sense of duty". Gabby Logan_sentence_11

Along with her brother and sister, Logan was in the crowd at Valley Parade on 11 May 1985, the day of the Bradford City stadium fire. Gabby Logan_sentence_12

She had left the stand only moments before the fire took hold and watched the unfolding disaster. Gabby Logan_sentence_13

Logan's debut TV appearance was when she was chosen as the Leeds Rose for the 1991 Rose of Tralee competition. Gabby Logan_sentence_14

Logan runs and plays golf and is a supporter of Newcastle United stretching back to her time at Durham University, where her then boyfriend was a childhood fan. Gabby Logan_sentence_15

She remembers her first match as Newcastle's 1–0 Premier League victory over Everton on 25 August 1993 and made visits by air or rail to St James' Park throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, including Newcastle's 5–0 win over Manchester United on 20 October 1996. Gabby Logan_sentence_16

Early career Gabby Logan_section_1

After university, Logan began presenting on Metro Radio in Newcastle, from where she was offered a job as a presenter on Sky Sports in 1996. Gabby Logan_sentence_17

She worked there until 1998, when she joined the ITV TV network. Gabby Logan_sentence_18

Television Gabby Logan_section_2

ITV Gabby Logan_section_3

Logan's career came to notice when she fronted On the Ball. Gabby Logan_sentence_19

Logan was one of a small number of female sports presenters to have made the transition to terrestrial television. Gabby Logan_sentence_20

After ITV lost the terrestrial rights to the Premier League, she presented their UEFA Champions League coverage, including the 2005 and 2006 finals, between A.C. Gabby Logan_sentence_21 Milan and Liverpool, and Arsenal and Barcelona, respectively. Gabby Logan_sentence_22

Logan left ITV for BBC Sport in December 2006, In 2003, she reported on the Rugby World Cup. Gabby Logan_sentence_23

Also that year, Logan presented a programme called Britain's Brilliant Prodigies featuring a young Jessie J. Gabby Logan_sentence_24

Logan stepped in for Melanie Sykes on 6 July 2004 when she went on maternity leave partway through the third series of game show The Vault. Gabby Logan_sentence_25

Gabby co-hosted the celebrity diving show Splash! Gabby Logan_sentence_26

on ITV, alongside Vernon Kay and Olympic diver Tom Daley from 2013 until 2014. Gabby Logan_sentence_27

In 2015, Logan returned to ITV for reality series Flockstars. Gabby Logan_sentence_28

In an interview with Radio Times in November 2016, Logan admitted that Flockstars was her "biggest disappointment". Gabby Logan_sentence_29

BBC Gabby Logan_section_4

Logan started presenting for BBC Sport on 27 January 2007, presenting coverage of the FA Cup fourth round tie between Luton Town and Blackburn Rovers. Gabby Logan_sentence_30

She continues to present and report on live football for the BBC and Logan now deputises for Gary Lineker on Match of the Day. Gabby Logan_sentence_31

Logan hosted Final Score from 2009 until 2013 before being replaced by Jason Mohammad. Gabby Logan_sentence_32

When Craig Doyle left BBC Sport to go to ITV in 2008 the BBC needed a new host for the 6 Nations with 2 or 3 matches being broadcast every weekend therefore Gabby Logan was recruited, she previously reported on the 2003 Rugby World Cup for ITV and works alongside the likes of Jeremy Guscott, Keith Wood, Jonathan Davies & Andy Nicol. Gabby Logan_sentence_33

Logan is now the main host of Athletics for BBC Sport. Gabby Logan_sentence_34

Amongst her main duties, has been hosting live coverage of the World Athletics Championships in 2013, and the European Athletics Championships and Commonwealth Games in 2014. Gabby Logan_sentence_35

Also included is the prestigious annual IAAF Diamond League season competition. Gabby Logan_sentence_36

She presents in the BBC Studio alongside Michael Johnson, Paula Radcliffe, Colin Jackson, Denise Lewis and Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson. Gabby Logan_sentence_37

Gabby Logan hosted Games Today between 7.00pm-8.00pm at the 2008 Olympic Games for the BBC and hosted Olympics Tonight between 10.40pm-12.00am again for the BBC. Gabby Logan_sentence_38

Logan has reported from the England Camp for the 2010 World Cup, Euro 2012 and World Cup 2014 while also being a pitchside reporter at the venues when England are playing. Gabby Logan_sentence_39

Being a sports presenter, Logan has also hosted live coverage of other sporting events such as the 2013 Aquatics World Championships Gabby Logan_sentence_40

Since 2009, Logan has been a frequent stand-in presenter on The One Show on BBC One. Gabby Logan_sentence_41

Gabby Logan has also publicised the challenges female presenters can face within the BBC, once criticised by a BBC executive for wearing "too sexy boots" ,. Gabby Logan_sentence_42

In August 2013, Logan began hosting the BBC One series I Love My Country, featuring team captains Micky Flanagan and Frank Skinner on Saturday evenings, however, on 25 October 2013, the programme was axed due to largely negative press reviews and poor viewing figures. Gabby Logan_sentence_43

In September 2013, the BBC announced that, as of 2013, Logan would replace Sue Barker as one of the presenters for the annual BBC Sports Personality of the Year. Gabby Logan_sentence_44

In March 2015, Logan hosted Let's Play Darts for Comic Relief for BBC Two. Gabby Logan_sentence_45

The show returned for a second series in February 2016. Gabby Logan_sentence_46

She presented live coverage of the 2015 London Marathon, broadcast on BBC One on 26 April, the 2016 London Marathon on 24 April and the 2017 London Marathon on 23 April. Gabby Logan_sentence_47

In August 2015, she was the main presenter for BBC's coverage of the IAAF World Championships in Athletics from Beijing. Gabby Logan_sentence_48

Logan presented the second series of the BBC game show The Edge in 2015. Gabby Logan_sentence_49

She replaced Mark Benton who hosted series 1. Gabby Logan_sentence_50

In 2016, Logan was part of the presenting team for The Invictus Games on BBC One. Gabby Logan_sentence_51

She was also a part of the media team during the BBC's coverage of the 2016 UEFA European Championship in France. Gabby Logan_sentence_52

In 2017 she hosted the BBC IAAF coverage in London. Gabby Logan_sentence_53

Channel 5 Gabby Logan_section_5

In June 2011, while still presenting the sports results shows for BBC One on Saturdays, Logan joined Channel 5 to present a discussion and magazine show following The Wright Stuff at 11:10 am each weekday initially called The Wright Stuff Extra, and later renamed as Live with Gabby. Gabby Logan_sentence_54

On 5 April 2012, the show tweeted to confirm that Logan was leaving the programme. Gabby Logan_sentence_55

Filmography Gabby Logan_section_6

Television Gabby Logan_section_7

Gabby Logan_table_general_1

YearGabby Logan_header_cell_1_0_0 TitleGabby Logan_header_cell_1_0_1 ChannelGabby Logan_header_cell_1_0_2 RoleGabby Logan_header_cell_1_0_3 NotesGabby Logan_header_cell_1_0_4
1998–2004Gabby Logan_cell_1_1_0 On the BallGabby Logan_cell_1_1_1 ITVGabby Logan_cell_1_1_2 PresenterGabby Logan_cell_1_1_3 Gabby Logan_cell_1_1_4
2002Gabby Logan_cell_1_2_0 Loose WomenGabby Logan_cell_1_2_1 Guest presenterGabby Logan_cell_1_2_2 Two episodesGabby Logan_cell_1_2_3
2003Gabby Logan_cell_1_3_0 Britain's Brilliant ProdigiesGabby Logan_cell_1_3_1 PresenterGabby Logan_cell_1_3_2 Gabby Logan_cell_1_3_3
2004Gabby Logan_cell_1_4_0 The VaultGabby Logan_cell_1_4_1 PresenterGabby Logan_cell_1_4_2 Gabby Logan_cell_1_4_3
2007Gabby Logan_cell_1_5_0 Strictly Come DancingGabby Logan_cell_1_5_1 BBC OneGabby Logan_cell_1_5_2 ContestantGabby Logan_cell_1_5_3 Gabby Logan_cell_1_5_4
2007–2011Gabby Logan_cell_1_6_0 Inside SportGabby Logan_cell_1_6_1 PresenterGabby Logan_cell_1_6_2 Gabby Logan_cell_1_6_3
2009–2013Gabby Logan_cell_1_7_0 Final ScoreGabby Logan_cell_1_7_1 PresenterGabby Logan_cell_1_7_2 Gabby Logan_cell_1_7_3
2009–2010, 2013—Gabby Logan_cell_1_8_0 The One ShowGabby Logan_cell_1_8_1 Stand-in presenterGabby Logan_cell_1_8_2 Gabby Logan_cell_1_8_3
2010—Gabby Logan_cell_1_9_0 A League of Their OwnGabby Logan_cell_1_9_1 Sky 1Gabby Logan_cell_1_9_2 Regular PanellistGabby Logan_cell_1_9_3 Gabby Logan_cell_1_9_4
2011–2012Gabby Logan_cell_1_10_0 The Wright Stuff ExtraGabby Logan_cell_1_10_1 Channel 5Gabby Logan_cell_1_10_2 PresenterGabby Logan_cell_1_10_3 Later renamed Live with Gabby LoganGabby Logan_cell_1_10_4
2012—Gabby Logan_cell_1_11_0 Match of the DayGabby Logan_cell_1_11_1 BBC OneGabby Logan_cell_1_11_2 PresenterGabby Logan_cell_1_11_3 Stand-in presenterGabby Logan_cell_1_11_4
2012Gabby Logan_cell_1_12_0 SuperstarsGabby Logan_cell_1_12_1 PresenterGabby Logan_cell_1_12_2 One-off episodeGabby Logan_cell_1_12_3
New Year LiveGabby Logan_cell_1_13_0 PresenterGabby Logan_cell_1_13_1 Succeeded Jake HumphreyGabby Logan_cell_1_13_2
2013–2014Gabby Logan_cell_1_14_0 Splash!Gabby Logan_cell_1_14_1 ITVGabby Logan_cell_1_14_2 Co-presenterGabby Logan_cell_1_14_3 Primetime reality series; with Vernon KayGabby Logan_cell_1_14_4
2013—Gabby Logan_cell_1_15_0 BBC Sports Personality of the YearGabby Logan_cell_1_15_1 BBC OneGabby Logan_cell_1_15_2 Co-presenterGabby Logan_cell_1_15_3 With Gary Lineker and Clare BaldingGabby Logan_cell_1_15_4
BBC Athletics CoverageGabby Logan_cell_1_16_0 PresenterGabby Logan_cell_1_16_1 Gabby Logan_cell_1_16_2
2013Gabby Logan_cell_1_17_0 I Love My CountryGabby Logan_cell_1_17_1 PresenterGabby Logan_cell_1_17_2 BBC panel game showGabby Logan_cell_1_17_3
2014Gabby Logan_cell_1_18_0 Sport ReliefGabby Logan_cell_1_18_1 Co-presenterGabby Logan_cell_1_18_2 'Clash of the Titans' segmentGabby Logan_cell_1_18_3
2015—Gabby Logan_cell_1_19_0 London MarathonGabby Logan_cell_1_19_1 BBC OneGabby Logan_cell_1_19_2 PresenterGabby Logan_cell_1_19_3 2015, 2016 & 2017Gabby Logan_cell_1_19_4
2015Gabby Logan_cell_1_20_0 FlockstarsGabby Logan_cell_1_20_1 ITVGabby Logan_cell_1_20_2 PresenterGabby Logan_cell_1_20_3 Primetime reality seriesGabby Logan_cell_1_20_4
The EdgeGabby Logan_cell_1_21_0 BBC OneGabby Logan_cell_1_21_1 PresenterGabby Logan_cell_1_21_2 Daytime game showGabby Logan_cell_1_21_3
2015–2016Gabby Logan_cell_1_22_0 Let's Play DartsGabby Logan_cell_1_22_1 BBC TwoGabby Logan_cell_1_22_2 PresenterGabby Logan_cell_1_22_3 Primetime seriesGabby Logan_cell_1_22_4
2016Gabby Logan_cell_1_23_0 Invictus GamesGabby Logan_cell_1_23_1 BBC OneGabby Logan_cell_1_23_2 Co-presenterGabby Logan_cell_1_23_3 Gabby Logan_cell_1_23_4
2016Gabby Logan_cell_1_24_0 2016 European Cup – FranceGabby Logan_cell_1_24_1 Co-presenter / CorrespondentGabby Logan_cell_1_24_2 June 2016Gabby Logan_cell_1_24_3
2016—Gabby Logan_cell_1_25_0 The Premier League ShowGabby Logan_cell_1_25_1 BBC TwoGabby Logan_cell_1_25_2 PresenterGabby Logan_cell_1_25_3 Gabby Logan_cell_1_25_4
2018Gabby Logan_cell_1_26_0 Gabby & Gareth's Big 6 Nations Kick-OffGabby Logan_cell_1_26_1 BBCGabby Logan_cell_1_26_2 Co-presenterGabby Logan_cell_1_26_3 Gabby Logan_cell_1_26_4
2019Gabby Logan_cell_1_27_0 Would I Lie to You?Gabby Logan_cell_1_27_1 BBC OneGabby Logan_cell_1_27_2 GuestGabby Logan_cell_1_27_3 Series 13 Episode 1Gabby Logan_cell_1_27_4

Guest appearances Gabby Logan_section_8

Radio Gabby Logan_section_9

Logan has worked on BBC Radio 5 Live, where she presented a lunchtime show from January 2010. Gabby Logan_sentence_56

Her previous Sunday morning was taken over by Kate Silverton. Gabby Logan_sentence_57

On 20 October 2009, it was announced that Logan would be leaving her Sunday morning slot on BBC Radio 5 Live and starting a new weekday show on the station from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm (Monday–Friday) which began on 11 January 2010. Gabby Logan_sentence_58

In light of the move of BBC Radio 5 Live from London to MediaCityUK in Salford, Logan left her weekday show in April 2011 due to other BBC work and family commitments. Gabby Logan_sentence_59

She was replaced by Shelagh Fogarty. Gabby Logan_sentence_60

On 12 April 2009, she presented the BBC Radio 4 Appeal on behalf of St John's Catholic School for the Deaf. Gabby Logan_sentence_61

Other work Gabby Logan_section_10

In December 2012, Logan was appointed as a non-executive director of Perform Group. Gabby Logan_sentence_62

In 2014, Logan helped launch Tesco's Farm to Fork initiative. Gabby Logan_sentence_63

Logan is the voice-over for the MegaRed heart health commercial advertisements. Gabby Logan_sentence_64

Logan writes regularly for The Times newspaper. Gabby Logan_sentence_65

In August 2014, Logan was one of 200 public figures who were signatories to a letter to The Guardian expressing their hope that Scotland would vote to remain part of the United Kingdom in September's referendum on that issue. Gabby Logan_sentence_66

Gabby also is the president of Muscular Dystrophy UK and hosts many fundraisers. Gabby Logan_sentence_67

Honours, awards and recognition Gabby Logan_section_11

Logan has won "Sports Presenter of the Year" four times at the Television and Radio Industries Club Awards in 2000, 2002, 2004, and in 2014, while also being nominated a further three times in 2007, 2008, and in 2010. Gabby Logan_sentence_68

Gabby Logan was crowned "Tesco Celebrity Mum of the Year" in March 2012. Gabby Logan_sentence_69

Logan received a longlist nomination for "Most Popular Entertainment Presenter" at the 2014 National Television Awards She was also nominated for "Sports Presenter, Commentator or Pundit" at the 2014 Royal Television Society Awards, losing out to Gary Neville but did win "Sports Programme" as part of the BBC Athletics team. Gabby Logan_sentence_70

Upon becoming one of the first female sports anchors to break into terrestrial television in the 1990s, Logan has received praise from many of her fellow professionals such as Terry Venables, Ally McCoist and Des Lynam. Gabby Logan_sentence_71

Her natural style of broadcasting, combined with her relaxed demeanor and ability to banter with whichever ex-pro whom she is working alongside, has made Logan a hugely popular figure on TV. Gabby Logan_sentence_72

Logan, along with Clare Balding, received praise for their commentary during the coverage of the 2012 Summer Olympics. Gabby Logan_sentence_73

Politician Boris Johnson praised Logan's contribution during the BBC's coverage of the London Games, also saying that his favourite part of coverage was the late-night summary with Gabby Logan. Gabby Logan_sentence_74

Logan was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2020 New Year Honours for services to sports broadcasting and the promotion of women in sport. Gabby Logan_sentence_75

Personal life Gabby Logan_section_12

In 1992, Logan's 15-year-old brother Daniel collapsed and died from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Gabby Logan_sentence_76

Logan has actively appealed for the Daniel Yorath Appeal, which raises funds for the treatment and detection of the condition. Gabby Logan_sentence_77

Her brother Jordan Yorath (born 1986) played football for England Universities in 2008 while in the final year of his planning and development surveying degree at Northumbria University. Gabby Logan_sentence_78

Jordan was previously at Sheffield Wednesday and Halifax Town as a young professional and is currently registered to Wakefield F.C.. Gabby Logan_sentence_79

Logan's sister, Louise (born 1974), is a performer in the Cirque Du Soleil's Zumanity, the resident cabaret-style show at the New York-New York Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Gabby Logan_sentence_80

Logan married former Scotland international rugby union player Kenny Logan on 19 July 2001. Gabby Logan_sentence_81

She has said that meeting her husband was a motivation to exercise regularly again. Gabby Logan_sentence_82

The couple live in Kew, southwest London. Gabby Logan_sentence_83

On 28 July 2005, after undergoing IVF treatment, Logan gave birth to twins, son Reuben and daughter Lois. Gabby Logan_sentence_84

In June 2012, Logan was named by The Times newspaper as one of several people to have put money into a film and tax avoidance scheme. Gabby Logan_sentence_85

In January 2013, Logan was named the first Chancellor of Leeds Trinity University. Gabby Logan_sentence_86

In November 2017 it was announced that Logan would step down from this role in January 2018 after five years. Gabby Logan_sentence_87

Charity Gabby Logan_section_13

Logan is currently a patron of The Disabilities Trust, The Prince's Trust, St John's Catholic School for the Deaf, Great Ormond Street Hospital and Newcastle United Foundation. Gabby Logan_sentence_88

She was named the President of Muscular Dystrophy UK in 2018. Gabby Logan_sentence_89

She and her husband Kenny Logan are past presidents of the children's charity Sparks. Gabby Logan_sentence_90

Credits to the contents of this page go to the authors of the corresponding Wikipedia page: Logan.