31 Facts About Andrew Castle


Andrew Nicholas Castle was born on 15 November 1963 and is a British broadcaster and former tennis player.


Andrew Castle reached one Grand Slam final in his career in the 1987 Australian Open mixed doubles event with Anne Hobbs.


Andrew Castle won three ATP titles in men's doubles, as well as one title on the Challenger tour.


Between 2000 and 2010, Andrew Castle was a presenter on the now defunct ITV breakfast programme GMTV, sharing duties with Ben Shephard to present its weekday magazine programme.


Andrew Castle has taken part in Strictly Come Dancing and 71 Degrees North.


Andrew Castle won a tennis scholarship to Millfield School in Somerset but at 15 his parents separated and he had to leave.


Andrew Castle taught tennis at the Wichita Racquet Club to both children and adults.

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Andrew Castle's father ran the fishmonger's in Westerham, Kent, where his customers included the lady of nearby Chartwell House, Winston Churchill's wife Clementine.


Andrew Castle went on to own shops in North Cheam; Norbury; Stoneleigh, Surrey; and owned a fish and chip shop in Taunton, Somerset.


Andrew Castle became a professional tennis player in 1986, after completing a marketing degree whilst on an athletic scholarship in the United States.


In 1986 Andrew Castle reached the third round at Queens Club.


Andrew Castle won three tour doubles titles, and was a mixed doubles finalist at the 1987 Australian Open.


Andrew Castle's 1987 run at the US Open was his best career singles performance at a Grand Slam event, when he reached the third round by defeating David Pate and Jimmy Brown, before losing to Boris Becker in four sets.


Andrew Castle represented Britain at the Seoul Olympic Games of 1988, and the Barcelona Olympic Games of 1992.


Andrew Castle was a regular member of the British Davis Cup team and the European Cup team.


Andrew Castle represents Surrey at squash at over-45s level, and continues to play representative tennis around the world.


Andrew Castle joined GMTV in September 2000 as a presenter.


Andrew Castle presented the final broadcast of GMTV on 3 September 2010.


Andrew Castle is a member of the BAFTA-nominated BBC tennis team, covering Wimbledon, the Aegon Championships at Queen's Club, the French Open, Australian Open and the Davis Cup.


Andrew Castle has been lead commentator on all men's singles finals since 2003, working alongside John McEnroe, Boris Becker, Jimmy Connors, Tim Henman and John Lloyd.


Andrew Castle took part in ITV programme 71 Degrees North in 2010.


Andrew Castle previously presented the breakfast show on Smooth Radio and continued on the station with The Great American Songbook on Sunday evenings until 2019.


Andrew Castle competed in the sixth series of the celebrity dance competition, Strictly Come Dancing.


Andrew Castle's appearance marked the third time a main GMTV presenter had participated in the show.


Andrew Castle was voted out after round 7 of the competition on 2 November 2008.

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Andrew Castle scored 21 points for his samba, which placed him second from bottom on the judges' leader board.


Andrew Castle appeared in the dance-off with Heather Small, who was saved by all four of the judges.


On 18 May 1991, Andrew Castle married a former Japan Airlines cabin crew member Sophia, whom he had met in Tokyo whilst competing in the Japan Open tennis tournament.


Andrew Castle is the great-great-grandchild of Annie Besant, a prominent British socialist, Theosophist, women's rights activist, writer, orator and supporter of Irish and Indian self-rule, and the uncle of Sienna Nasir-Hawkins, the daughter of Chris Hawkins and Clare Nasir-Hawkins, GMTV weather presenter.


In 2009, Andrew Castle became a Patron of the Festival4Stars talent competition.


Andrew Castle now attends the Central School of Speech and Drama in London.