There are celebrities, who reveals everything about their personal life, while there are some, who prefer to keep it low-key. But, when you gain a certain level of the limelight, it’s quite axiomatic that how hard you try to conceal your personal life, you are unable to do it. Similar is the life scenario of BBC Sports TV presenter, Hazel Irvine.
Hazel is a regular sports presenter at BBC, who has broadened her reach by hosting 1988 Summer Olympics and 1990 Football World Cup.
Hazel Irvine Bio Plus Net Worth
Despite the fact that Hazel is 53, she is still as beautiful as she used to be in her 20s.
Having born on 24 May 1965 in St. Andrews, Scotland, Hazel acquired her education from the University of St. Andrews with a degree in Art History.
Although she graduated in art history, her primary interest always dwelt in sports journalism. As a result of which, she started her career in sports journalism through her debut on STV’s Scottish Football Program, “Scotsport” in October 1987.
Later on, she proceeded on her path to the great future by debuting on a television network, ITV Sport. The platform gave her once in a lifetime chance to host the 1988 Seoul Summer Olympics alongside the legendary Dickie Davies.
Recognizing the flair she brought to sports journalism, BBC Sports provided her with the chance to cover sports in 1990, which she eventually grabbed. From 1990 she worked with BBC Sports covering Golf.
As a sports reporter for the BBC, Hazel also covered the 2014 Commonwealth Games which gained her the next level of popularity due to her statement. She referred to the shirtless people covered on camera as "taps-aff" meaning "tops-off". This was one of the most used phrases of the 2014 Commonwealth Games. The word supposedly came to use in 2008 and 2009, however, its introduction to media was by Hazel which apparently increased its use.
But, in 2017, she abruptly took the retirement from The Masters, BBC Golf Tournament and was replaced by Eilidh Barbour.
In early 2019, Hazel has signed alongside other BBC sports reporters, to become a part of Euro Sports coverage team. Hazel will be covering Snooker together with John Virgo and John Parrott.
Sports Presenter Hazel Irvine hosts The Master for the last time in 2017 (Photo: TVNEWSROOM.com)
With her involvement in grand sporting events including, “World Cups”, “Olympics”, “Snooker Championships”, and others as a host, it is quite certain that Hazel has amassed an optimal net worth. She earned around $42K as annual salary from the BBC.
Hazel Irvine Married, Husband
Despite the fact that Hazel actively participates in social media, she makes sure not to leak any information about her relationship life.
However, it is clear that Hazel is not single. The rumors of her marriage came into every person’s mouth when she presented the program, The Open at Loch Lomond with a ring at her finger. The rumor molded into the truth when the news of Hazel’s marriage came into the light in July 2008.
The time for Hazel and her mystery husband even became more joyous as Hazel was preparing to welcome their sweet child - whom they later named Gina - in the spring of 2009.
Presently, Hazel is happily spending time with her daughter and husband and thanks to god! No news of feuds in her marriage has ever surfaced out.