- 66-year-old turned down new three-year offer from BBC
- ‘Very happy to be leaving with no regrets and on my own terms’
Sue Barker, an ever-present on the BBC from Wimbledon for 30 years having previously played there in the 1970s and 80s, has revealed that next month’s men’s final at SW19 will be her last on our screens.
The corporation offered Barker, 66, a three-year extension on her contract to stay on, but the presenter said the death of her mother, Betty, at 100 earlier this year contributed to the decision to hang up her mic.
Written by Tony Paley
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/jun/09/sue-barker-wimbledon-tennis under the title “Sue Barker announces that this year’s Wimbledon will be her last as presenter”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.