FOOTBALL: Jason Mohammad announced as new presenter of BBC’s Final Score

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Jason Mohammad will replace Gabby Logan as the regular presenter of the BBC’s Final Score.

The Welsh presenter, who has worked on a variety of sports programmes during the last decade for BBC Wales, as well as BBC Sport’s rugby union and Olympics coverage, will take over the reigns of the corporation’s football results service full-time from the start of the 2013/14 season.

It has also been confirmed that Mohammad will replace Rishi Persad as the BBC’s secondary snooker presenter, starting with the 2013 World Championships in April.

Commenting on his new posts with BBC Sport, Mohammad said: “Watching the drama of football unfold on television has been part of my Saturday afternoon all my life, so to be taking on the role as presenter of Final Score is so exciting.

“I am also delighted to be hosting the television coverage of the World Snooker; another sport and tournament I loved watching as a youngster.

“It is a dream come true.”

Mohammad, 37, has been a familiar face and voice in Wales since 1997 when he joined the BBC as reporter for its flagship news programme Wales Today.

Since then he has worked on numerous radio and TV shows, including BBC Two Wales’ weekly magazine show Sports Wales, Match of the Day Wales and Scrum V Six Nations specials, and also has his own daytime show on BBC Radio Wales.

He has experience in handling the demands of live football results shows having fronted Wales On Saturday for many years, BBC One Wales’ Final Score opt-out.

Mohammad has become better known nationwide over the past two years having been regular part of BBC TV’s rugby union presenting team, including the Six Nations and England internationals, as well as The Football League Show and Final Score as both a reporter and presenter.

He was a roving reporter for the BBCat the London 2012 Olympics.

In recent weeks Mohammad has been deputising on Final Score in place of current regular host Gabby Logan, who has been working on ITV’s Saturday night celebrity diving show Splash!

Both will be working together on the BBC’s coverage of the forthcoming RBS Six Nations.

Logan is also set to take over from John Inverdale as the BBC’s new face of athletics.

She also lined up to present a primetime quiz show for the BBC later this year and return as host of the revamped Superstars, with a new regular series of the famous show set to air this summer following a success Christmas special.

The announcement of Mohammad’s appointment as the new Final Score presenter comes in the same week that BBC bosses decided to replace Colin Murray with Mark Chapman on Match of the Day 2, also starting from next season.

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