18 Facts About Andrew Castle


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

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Andrew Castle was UK number 1 in singles tennis in 1986, reaching as high as World No 80 in June 1988, and No 45 in doubles in December 1988, with Tim Wilkison of the United States.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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Andrew Castle's1987 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.

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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