The versatile Mr Hunt
BBC racing commentator John Hunt side-stepped the Sandown card on Saturday to describe the FA Cup third round action at the London stadium between West Ham and Birmingham for Match of the Day.
With racing no longer of interest to the out-oftouch power brokers of BBC TV sport, Hunt, a former policeman, has shown commendable enterprise by covering other sports for his employers.
He is now a regular for the Beeb at international swimming events and football matches and was thrilled to be asked to be behind the microphone at the London stadium as he is a lifelong Hammers fan.
A stickler for doing his homework he concedes that he already knew the details of the West Ham players pretty much by heart.