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Channel 4 signs up AP McCoy as a racing team pundit

By Laura Abernethy

Published 31/10/2015

Commentary role: AP McCoy
Commentary role: AP McCoy

He may be out of the saddle, but AP McCoy is set to get back to the sport he loves.

After retiring in April 2015 the champion jockey will join Channel 4's racing team on an exclusive contract from next month.

The 41-year-old has 4,357 victories of his own but from November 14 the sporting icon will be commentating on the performance of other jockeys as they make it across the finish line.

He said: "I've been very lucky and privileged to have enjoyed a fantastic career as a jump jockey. I'm looking forward to working with Channel 4 over the next year and delighted to be back at some of the main festivals with a top presentation team."

His co-presenter Clare Balding said: "I love the sport, the horses and the people in racing; and I feel particularly privileged to get the chance to work with AP McCoy. To hear his unique insight and opinion will be fascinating for all of us."

Jonjo O'Neill added: "Channel 4 deserves much praise for recruiting AP - he will be a wonderful addition to their racing team."

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