Hayley Turner to form part of new ITV racing team
Hayley Turner: receives a big boost by joining the new ITV team
PICTURE: Martin Lynch (racingpost.com/photos) Hayley Turner to form part of ITV racing team By Lee Mottershead 12:28PM 27 AUG 2016
HAYLEY TURNER's fledgling television career has received a huge early boost after the former top jockey was appointed a full member of the ITV racing team.
In recent days ITV, which takes over from Channel 4 as the sport's exclusive mainstream broadcaster from January 1, 2017 has begun contacting those who were interviewed about roles to inform them if they will become part of the broadcaster's squad.
As expected, Racing UK's Oli Bell is understood to have been told he has a job, while it is believed Sally-Ann Grassick, a regular face on RTE and France's Equidia racing channel, is also to be employed.
Coverage of betting is also set to look very different after Channel 4's Tanya Stevenson and Tom Lee both told the Racing Post they had not been given positions with ITV.
More to follow. . .