Guy is one of Britain’s best and most well-known football commentators who has worked for both Eurosport and the BBC. Whilst working for Eurosport at the 1998 World Cup, he became the youngest ever television commentator on a World Cup Final, aged 26. He became the youngest ever BBC World Cup Final commentator at the 2010 competition at the age of 38.
Guy was educated at Huntington School in the north of the city. He also plays cricket regularly for Bishopthorpe Cricket Club second team alongside the promising young cricketer Alex Jubb, and occasionally for the first team.
Emerging in the mid-nineties through the Clubcall network – a series of premium rate phone lines containing club information and commentaries – he went on to join BBC Radio York. There he covered rugby league, cricket and football before moving on to commercial station Sun FM in Sunderland and then to Metro Radio in Newcastle.
Whilst at Metro Radio he started commentating on Sunderland AFC’s matches alongside summariser Eric Gates. During this time he became sports editor and won Sony and EMAP Radio Awards.
In April 1997 he made his television debut with Eurosport. In little over a year he became their primary commentator, leading the team (which included Archie MacPherson, Angus Loughran, Tim Caple and Mike Vince) at the 1998 World Cup in France. At 26 he became the youngest broadcaster to commentate on the World Cup Final for television, and also picked up the Newcomer of the Year award from the Royal Television Society.
Mowbray departed Eurosport and Metro Radio in 1999 to join ITV. In five years with the network he covered live Champions League, Football League and Italian matches. He was a leading member of the commentary team on the ill-fated ITV Sports Channel. He also contributed commentaries at Euro 2000 and Euro 2004 as well as the 2002 World Cup. ITV also held the rights to Premiership highlights for three seasons and Mowbray was a regular commentator alongside Clive Tyldesley, Peter Drury and Jon Champion on the Saturday night highlights show.
Alongside his BBC commitments Mowbray has also contributed frequently to Eurosport’s coverage since 2004 and has occasionally covered matches for Setanta Sports. In January 2010, Mowbray became presenter for the Yorkshire & Lincolnshire edition of the BBC’s regional football show Late Kick Off, and the following month he commentated on the BBC’s live coverage of the 2010 Football League Cup Final.
Mowbray was the chosen commentator for the BBC’s coverage of England games at the 2010 World Cup following the retirement of John Motson from live commentary duties. Mowbray went on to commentate on England during Euro 2012 including England’s eventual Quarter Final shoot-out defeat to Italy.
Guy is a great all-round entertainer and perfect for a number of speaking and presenting engagements.