McCoy to join ITV racing team

Sir Anthony McCoy has been announced as the latest member of ITV's new racing team.

McCoy: Bidding for broadcasting honours with ITV.

He was unveiled by the broadcaster on Friday and the 20-times champion jockey is to form part of their new racing offering, which will be anchored by Ed Chamberlain.

McCoy, who retired from the saddle in 2015, will be part of the station's on screen team to kick-off the their coverage on New Year's Day which will take in racing from Cheltenham and Musselburgh.

He said: "I feel very lucky to still be part of a sport I am passionate about. Racing always has, and always will, be a huge part of my life, and I'm looking forward to being involved in what should be an exciting year for the sport and for ITV."

Niall Sloane, ITV Director of Sport, said: "AP McCoy is a figure who transcends the sport of racing. We're delighted he's joining our team, which can only benefit from his unique expertise and love for the sport."

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