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Bill Leslie

Bill Leslie – born in 1971 – is a football commentator at Sky Sports.

Leslie’s first broadcasting experience was with London radio station Capital Gold, working initially as a football reporter and secondary commentator before taking the lead role on Jonathan Pearce’s departure to the BBC in 2002.

His first television commentary experience was with Channel Five – covering the 2002 UEFA Under-21 Championship.

Leslie joined Sky Sports in 2003, initially to work on coverage of the UEFA Champions League and soon after helped launch Football First in 2004.

Following the departure of Ian Crocker to Setanta Sports in the summer of 2006, Leslie took over the role as Sky’s principal commentator on the Football League.

He covers all Scotland’s home matches and all Scottish Cup matches which Sky Sports show live.

Leslie’s live Premier League debut for the Sky Sports coorparation came in the clash between Birmingham City and Aston Villa in the 2004–2005 season. The match was shown on the now defunct Sky Sports PayPerView service PremPlus.

Leslie can now most often be heard as lead commentator on Sky Sports coverage of the Premier League.

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