Ed Leigh

Ed Leigh

Ed is probably best known as the co-presenter of the BBC institution that is Ski Sunday. Ed has fronted the show for over a decade and has helped bring competitive snowboarding to an ever-growing UK audience.

In addition to his role on Ski Sunday, Ed has reported for the BBC at the Winter Olympics in 2006, 2010, 2014 and most recently in 2018 in Pyongyang. He was also part of the commentary team at the London 2012 Olympics, where his inimitable style garnered plenty of press attention.

In addition to his role at the BBC, Ed is also a lead anchor for Red Bull TV. His expertise and reputation have positioned him as the go to expert in all thing action sports. After presenting 7 seasons of the global phenomenon X Fighters for the channel Dave, RBTV asked him to front their live event coverage. Ed travelled the globe hosting events such as The Burton US Open and Art of Motion.

Ed started his broadcast career as a presenter of the RTS award winning series Freesports on 4 (Channel 4). He also fronted the madcap series, Gumball 3000: Around The World in 8 Days (Channel 4 / The Extreme Channel), a high-octane blast across three continents in the world's dream supercars. Ed then worked on a wide spectrum of shows and mediums. From the wonderfully puerile and immature Ed vs. Spencer (Sky One/BBC America) to Trailer Park on CNX, to his radio show ‘Amped’ on Kerrang Radio that ran for two years.

Ed’s roots lie in journalism where he cut his teeth as the editor of White Lines snowboard Magazine and it’s a skill which he is revisiting by way of self-produced pieces for Ski Sunday. Perhaps more questionable is Ed’s status as 3-time undefeated UK Air Guitar Champion as his alter ego Satan Whoppercock.

Credits

Ski Sunday BBC2

Winter Olympics BBC Sport

Red Bull X Fighters – Dave

Freesports on 4 – Channel 4