The ver­sa­tile Mr Hunt

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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.

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