Hazel Irvine
Hazel Irvine

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29th March

Augusta bound one more time.

 

Hazel is looking forward to heading to Augusta and The Masters this weekend where she will present her last golf event for BBC Sport. 

 

Today she announced that after 25 years as a golf anchor for the corporation, she has decided to step aside from this particular role. 

 

Hazel said; “In 2016 I was pleased to be offered another long-term contract with BBC Sport to continue presenting snooker, golf and Major Events in 2017 and beyond.

 

However, after much thought, I have decided that in what is my 30th year in broadcast sport, I want to re-align my on-air commitments around the changing needs of my family.

 

So, I agreed to continue with my anchor roles on snooker and Major Events. I also decided that after 25 years of golf presentation with BBC Sport, I would now like to pass this baton on to someone else.  

 

I have loved working with my brilliant friends and colleagues on the BBC golf team. But for the time being, this decision will work better for my family and me.

 

When I first informed the department of my decision last December, they asked me if I would re-consider and stay on to present the Masters in 2017. They also asked if I would work with them to find and train my successor.

 

I agreed to do all of this. So, I’m looking forward to being in Augusta to see Danny Willett defend his title and to savouring the unique atmosphere of the Masters one more time.”

 

 

17th February 2017; Into the Lions den....

 

BBC Scotland has commissioned IMG to produce a one-hour documentary, marking the 50th anniversary of Celtic's European Cup success.

 

Hazel is working as an Executive Producer on the project alongside Alex Gale . The documentary is directed by John MacLaverty.

 

"Glasgow 67; The Lisbon Lions" tells the story of how Scottish champions, Celtic, became the first British team to lift the top European crown.

 

The film takes several members of that famous team - including Bertie Auld, Jim Craig, Bobby Lennox, Willie Wallace and John Clarke - back to the Glasgow streets where they lived in 1967. Remarkably, all except one player lived within a ten-mile radius of Celtic Park.

 

The documentary will be broadcast in May.