The World Tens Series is pleased to announce two appointments of broadcast talent for its debut event in Bermuda this October. With the on-field action expected to be dynamic and entertaining, it will be mirrored by an off-field team comprising two experienced and versatile broadcasters who are well known to rugby audiences across the world – presenter Alex Payne and lead commentator Nick Heath
Alex is a sports presenter, best known as the leading rugby presenter on Sky Sports in the UK. He was one of the youngest presenters on the channel when he first started and has gone on to host Sky’s coverage of English and European Club Rugby, England Internationals, Rugby Championship and several British & Irish Lions Tours.
Alex is also the host of The Good, The Bad and The Rugby, a hugely successful weekly podcast he presents alongside former England stars James Haskell and Mike Tindall, featuring the very best guests from across the world of rugby as well as the wider sport and pop-cultural realms. The podcast was number one in the podcast charts on its trailer alone ahead of the debut episode’s release in August 2020.
Nick is a lead commentator with experience working on the Gallagher Premiership, Heineken Champions Cup, Women’s 6 Nations, Rugby World Cup and on previous international Tens events. Nick has featured on matches on the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, Sky Sports and BT Sport in the last year alone, alongside producing series, three of his podcast series – Cue Commentator.
Nick is also known globally for his “Life Commentary” series of video clips that went viral during the early part of lockdown, seeing him conduct over 80 interviews across the world for the likes of the New York Times, Washington Post, ESPN and BBC.
Commenting on these appointments, World Tens Series COO Paul Holmes said: “We are extremely excited to announce Alex and Nick as our broadcast talent for the inaugural World Tens Series in Bermuda next month, with more broadcast talent announcements to follow.
“We want the World Tens to be spectacular on and off the field…
and it was therefore crucial to assemble a broadcast team that are not only exceptional at what they do, but share our vision for making this the most engaging rugby experience for viewers watching all over the world, which is vital in making this series truly memorable.”
To accompany the live broadcasts, the team will work together to produce daily and weekly video and audio content that brings rugby fans closer to Bermuda and to the athletes taking part.