Broadcasters Gabby Logan and Mark Chapman to host new podcast The Sports Agents

Sports broadcasters Gabby Logan and Mark Chapman are set to front a new flagship podcast ahead of a big year in sports.

The Global Player podcast, titled The Sports Agents, expands on the chart-topping brand from Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel’s The News Agents and will launch in “early spring” with episodes airing every Tuesday and Thursday.

Friends Logan and Chapman are expected to bring an “incredible knowledge and wealth of experience across all sports” to provide an inside perspective on the biggest stories in sport.

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BBC Sport presenter Gabby Logan ahead of the TikTok Women’s Six Nations (Bradley Collyer/PA)

The podcast will also feature exclusive interviews ahead of much-anticipated events including the men’s Euro 2024 tournament, the Six Nations, the Wimbledon Championships and the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics.

“Having spent decades in sports journalism I’m looking forward to telling the stories behind the sports,” Logan said.

“Joining up with Mark, and Global, to launch The Sports Agents on Global Player, is the perfect place to dive into the world of sport – and what’s really going on.

“I’m so excited to get started, with a huge summer of sport in front of us.”

Chapman said: “Often so many of the most interesting stories in sport happen off the pitch, court and track, and it’s brilliant that The Sports Agents will be the place for us to share the stories behind the action with listeners.”

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BBC Sport presenter Mark Chapman before the Betfred Challenge Cup quarter-final at the MKM Stadium (Richard Sellers/PA)

Logan became one of the first female sports anchors to break into terrestrial television, and has covered several Olympic Games, the World Cup and the Commonwealth Games during her 17-year tenure at the BBC.

Meanwhile, Chapman has been broadcasting for more than 25 years, and presents BBC’s Match Of The Day 2 covering the action and reaction from the Premier League.

The pair will continue with their existing broadcasting commitments alongside hosting the podcast.

James Rea, chief broadcasting and content officer at Global, said: “With an amazing year of sport ahead of us, this is the perfect time to launch The Sports Agents.

“Gabby and Mark are first-class broadcasters who will bring a wonderful mix of insight, expert knowledge and a healthy dose of humour.

“Their chemistry is fantastic and it’s a pleasure to welcome them into the Global family.”

It comes after Maitlis and Sopel left the BBC to join media group Global, launching their hit podcast The News Agents which later saw an American version debut following its success.