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BT Sport replace Jake Humphrey with Lynsey Hipgrave for Premier League coverage

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Aug-03 23:46 first published at 23:46 PM


He’s not pleased…
Jake Humphrey has responded to a report that he has been “axed” by BT for the upcoming Premier League season.
Humphrey’s will no longer cover Premier League games for BT, but he will be the company’s main presenter on Champions League nights.
Lynsey Hipgrave, who has previously hosted the channel’s Europa League coverage, will take Humphrey’s place in the hot seat and present her first match when Liverpool visit Craven Cottage on Saturday morning.
The Mirror reported on Tuesday that Humphrey had been “axed,” to which the presenter simply responded, “Not true.”
While it is unclear what Humphrey is saying is false, Hipgrave has officially replaced him as the Premier League presenter on BT Sport.
Jake Humphrey will no longer be covering Premier League matches.
On Tuesday evening, Hipgrave confirmed the news on Twitter, writing, “After a weekend of dreams coming true for women in football, the dreams of a football mad Geordie lass have also come true… I couldn’t be happier to be in charge of BT Sport’s Premier League coverage this season.”

After a weekend of women’s football dreams coming true, the dreams of a football-crazed Geordie lass have also come true… I couldn’t be happier to be in charge of @btsport’s Premier League coverage this season. We kick off against Fulham vs. Liverpool on Saturday at 11.30am on @btsport 1.
August 2, 2022 — Lynsey Hipgrave (@lynseyhipgrave1)

“You’re going to be amazing, Lynsey,” Humphrey said. I’m overjoyed for you. Please let me return for the odd game.”
Perhaps the idea that Humphrey was “axed” is false, as it appears to have been a mutual decision between both parties.
On Twitter, he clarified the situation, writing, “Yes. Ignore the blatantly false headlines. I told BT I was too busy, and we agreed I’d host fewer Premier League games.”

Yes. Ignore the blatantly false headlines. I spoke with BT about being too busy, and we agreed that I would host fewer Premier League games.
I’ll continue to host some, but one of my favorite people, @lynseyhipgrave1, will be in charge of the coverage, and I couldn’t be happier for her. https://t.co/U4MWdCZguS
August 2, 2022 — Jake Humphrey (@mrjakehumphrey)

While BT’s first game is on Saturday morning, Sky Sports’ Premier League season begins on Friday night with a match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal.
Continue reading: Erik ten Hag criticizes Manchester United players for leaving a pre-season game early.

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