Hugh Woozencroft and Jules Breach will present ITV’s EFL coverage from the start of the 22/23 football season.
ITV announced earlier this year its deal to show highlights of the Sky Bet Championship, Sky Bet League One, Sky Bet League Two, Carabao Cup, and the Papa John’s Trophy from the 2022/23 season after the broadcaster entered into a two-season partnership with the EFL.
Hugh Woozencroft said: “I’m so excited to help bring the EFL to ITV Sport audiences and it’s a privilege to take up the responsibility of covering the EFL in an impactful, entertaining manner. The EFL is a unique sporting institution with incredible history, fantastic clubs, and amazing, loyal fans. I really look forward to bringing the rollercoaster of the season to life and can’t wait for kick-off next month.”
The first highlights show will be on air on Saturday 30 July [shown at 9pm on ITV4 with a later repeat on ITV as well as each show being available on ITV Hub], where Hugh will be joined by presenter Jules Breach.
Breach added: “I’m absolutely thrilled to be joining the ITV football team. The Football League never fails to entertain and deliver amazing stories every single season and there’s nothing quite like the passion you see from fans up and down the English football pyramid. Can’t wait to get started.”
Throughout the season, a comprehensive round-up of all the day’s action from across the EFL will be screened in the primetime slot each Saturday at 9pm on ITV4, with a repeat being shown on ITV [main channel] later in the evening.
For those who want to catch up on all the highlights on Sunday mornings, viewers will be able to watch again on ITV. Highlights of midweek fixtures, where a full round has taken place, will also be broadcast on ITV and ITV Hub, covering Sky Bet EFL matches. Each show will feature every goal from every EFL fixture plus a detailed analysis from a panel of expert pundits.
ITV will also present extensive coverage of Sky Bet Play-Off semi-finals and finals as well as a highlights programme for each of the Rounds of the Carabao Cup and the two-legged semi-finals and final. A one-hour programme of highlights from the Papa John’s Trophy Final will be shown on ITV4 on the day of the final.
Each highlights programme will be available in full, on a catch-up basis on ITV Hub during the period of 30 days following its first transmission.