52 Facts About Gabby Logan


Gabrielle Nicole Logan is a Welsh television and radio presenter, and a former rhythmic gymnast who represented Wales and Great Britain.


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


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


Gabrielle Nicole Gabby Logan was born on 24 April 1973 in Leeds in the West Riding of Yorkshire to former Wales international footballer and manager Terry Yorath and his wife, Christine.


Gabby Logan attended Cardinal Heenan High School and Notre Dame Sixth Form College in Leeds.


Gabby Logan played netball at school and at university and 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 became interested in football during her regular attendances at her father's matches.


Gabby Logan's mother went out of a "sense of duty".


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


Gabby Logan is a supporter of Newcastle United, dating back to her time at Durham University, when her boyfriend was a fan.


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


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


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


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


Gabby 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.


In 2015, Gabby Logan returned to ITV for reality series Flockstars, a show she later admitted was her "biggest disappointment".


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


Gabby Logan reported from the England Camp for the 2010 World Cup, Euro 2012 and World Cup 2014 while being a pitchside reporter at England matches.


In 2008 Gabby Logan replaced Craig Doyle as host of the BBC's Six Nations Championship coverage.


Gabby Logan had previously reported on the 2003 Rugby World Cup for ITV.


Gabby Logan became the main host of athletics for BBC Sport.


Gabby Logan has hosted live coverage of the World Athletics Championships in 2013, and the European Athletics Championships and Commonwealth Games in 2014.


Gabby Logan has hosted the annual IAAF Diamond League competition.


Gabby Logan has hosted BBC Olympic Games coverage at Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rio 2016, Tokyo 2021.


Gabby Logan has hosted live coverage of other sporting events such as the 2013 Aquatics World Championships.


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


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


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


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


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


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


In 2022 Gabby Logan hosted coverage of the Women's Six Nations Championship.


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


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


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


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


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


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


Gabby 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 being nominated a further three times in 2007,2008, and in 2010.


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


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


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


Gabby Logan's brother Jordan Yorath was born on 1986 and played football for England Universities in 2008, and for Sheffield Wednesday, Halifax Town and Wakefield FC.


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


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


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


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


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


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