Kelly Somers - experienced events host and football presenter and reporter who works regularly for BBC and Amazon.
Kelly previously worked for Premier League Productions where she presented Fanzone and Premier League Today for six years, as well as regularly featuring on their Fantasy Premier League output.
Kelly has worked on Champion League games for Optus Sport and well as reported for talkSPORT’s Sports Breakfast and BBC 5live, and fronting a number of football clubs’ online coverage and awards ceremonies including for West Ham United at the London Stadium for three seasons. She has also covered the 2018 FIFA World Cup for Optus Sport, the 2019 BBC Women’s World Cup in France, 2019 BBC World Darts, the 2020 Euros and most recently the 2022 BBC World Cup.
During the 2020 Euros, Kelly was the BBC Sport England reporter following the team for over a month. From sit-down chats with Jack Grealish and Jordan Pickford to pitchside post-match breakdowns with Gareth Southgate, she was described as a “breath of fresh” by the media. Her honest interview with Southgate after the Three Lions beat Germany 2-0 in the last-16 particularly hit home. Not only did he reveal to her that his Euro '96 penalty miss still hurts him, he also admitted he believed he was to blame for his teammates losing the semi-final.
Kelly continues to big a regular presenter & reporter throughout BBC’s TV and Radio platforms, as well as, frequently appearing on Amazon Prime for Premier League appearances and Channel 4 & Whisper TV for international fixtures.
In 2022, Channel 4 obtained the television rights to The UEFA Nations League England games and Kelly joined the team as match reporter. Later that year, she was announced as part of the BBC’s broadcasting team that travelled to Qatar where she took on the role as pitch side reporter, in addition to, interviewing the England players as a preview to the World Cup matches.
When she's not covering football, Kelly watches more football, plays netball and loves exploring the world when she has the opportunity!