Mark Foster

Olympic Swimmer and Sports Commentator


With his personable charisma, unflinching professionalism and steely determination, Mark Foster, once Britain’s fastest swimmer and now one of the best-loved sports commentary faces on TV, is a consummate and impeccable awards host and an awe-inspiring motivational speaker.

Mark’s award winning partnership with Clare Balding from the aquatics centre during the Olympics in 2012, made him a household name. Mark also co-hosted the BBC coverage of the World Swimming Championships from Barcelona with Gabby Logan.

In addition to his sporting portfolio, Mark is also known for his numerous TV appearances, such as ITV’s ‘Beat the Stars’ and as one of the ‘Superstars’ athletes. He regularly appears on BBC news and radio in his role of Ambassador of Pools 4 Schools, a programme to increase participation in swimming amongst primary school children. He also had appeared on Celebrity Juice on ITV2 for Sport Relief, and  made an impact on a Paralympic special of the Channel 4 show The Million Pound Drop with Countdown Presenter Rachel Riley. They won £50,000 for charity


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