Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 16 April 2014

A result for Charlotte Green's dulcet tones with BBC return

High calibre: Charlotte Green

FORMER Radio 4 announcer Charlotte Green is returning to the BBC to replace James Alexander Gordon after the veteran broadcaster retired from reading the football results.

Gordon, one of the BBC's most familiar voices for four decades, bowed out after having his larynx removed.

Green, who will also read the results on the BBC World Service, starts on Saturday September 28.

The Tottenham Hotspur fan said she was "delighted" to get the job.

She said: "In fact as a six-year-old I used to sit at the dining room table reading the football scores out loud from the newspaper, so this really is a dream come true. It is a huge honour to take over from James Alexander Gordon."

Richard Burgess, the head of BBC Radio Sport, said: "We are delighted to welcome Charlotte to 5 Live and we are really looking forward to hearing her distinctive voice reading the classifieds, made so famous by James Alexander Gordon. She is a broadcaster of true calibre and I know she will bring clarity and warmth to the role."

Green has famously been gripped by fits of giggles while on air, notably after hearing the oldest-known recording of a human voice during a news item, which caused her to chuckle as she read the next story about the death of Hollywood screenwriter Abby Mann.

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