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Ed Leigh (born 15 July 1975) is a British sports presenter and commentator.
Ed Leigh was part of the presenting team for the BBC2 show Ski Sunday and works for Sail GP] as the host of their international coverage, Red Bull TV as the host of their flagship events and in Eurosport's team covering the FIM EWC. In 2019 Leigh also hosted the New Zealand Winter Games for Sky Sport NZ.
Leigh got his first regular work on Channel 4's RTS award winning series Freesports On 4 covering action sports events around the world and focused on British athletes. Leigh has built up a diverse portfolio of work ranging from Ed vs. Spencer for Sky 1 to commentating on both the summer and winter Olympics for the BBC. Having worked as editor of Whitelines Snowboard Magazine, Leigh's TV career started presenting Trailer Park on Turners CNX channel CNX, alongside Christian Stevenson.
In 2007, Leigh became co-presenter of the BBC's Ski Sunday series with Graham Bell after his commentary at the 2006 Winter Olympics helped bring the snowboarding to life: his memorable exclamation "Drama! Jacobellis is down!" at the comedic climax of the Women's Snowcross Final made his name. Leigh has commentated on snowboarding events at the all subsequent Winter Olympics.
Leigh presented a spin show from Ski Sunday, High Altitude, which ran for the winter of 2009 on BBC2, with Graham Bell.
In spring 2009, Leigh appeared on My Life as an Animal on BBC Three where he lived with Dogs for a week.
Previous to his broadcast career, Leigh's CV included professional snowboarding, journalism, event management, cleaning mega yachts and windsurf instructing. However in 1997, after a chance meeting in London, he centred his efforts on Laughing Gear, a commentary and cabaret company set up with friend Christian Stevenson.
Leigh started his snowboarding career working in Chalford based snowboard shop, Noahs Ark. After spending five years snowboarding in the resort of Val d'Isère a knee injury forced him to take a season off and he was offered a job as teaboy at White Lines snowboarding magazine, which he had been contributing to on a freelance basis. Six months later he was editor of the magazine which opened the doors to other media opportunities.
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