Jeremy Guscott MBE – Bath and England Rugby Legend, Pundit and After-Dinner Speaker.
Jeremy Guscott is one of England’s most capped rugby players. Nicknamed ‘The Prince of Centres’, he rose through the ranks at Bath to gain a regular place in the club’s first 15, and marked his international debut against Romania in 1989 with a hat-trick of tries.
Guscott enjoyed the respect of his fellow rugby players and fans worldwide for his speed, determination and all round skill. He was a member of the England team which won successive Grand Slams, and his importance to both Bath and England was illustrated in his immediate selection to both teams after returning from a 17-month career threatening injury.
In 65 Test matches, Jeremy Guscott claimed 30 tries, leaving him second in England’s all-time list behind wing Rory Underwood.
Alongside Will Carling, he pioneered modern rugby’s professional era and helped to develop the game’s higher profile
In retirement Jeremy moved effortlessly into a media and PR role, having already gained television experience as presenter of such programmes as Gladiators and Body Heat.
Jeremy presented three series of Body Heat for ITV and two series of the children’s series Top Score.
Jeremy is also an Ambassador for the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.
Michael Aspel surprised Jeremy when he presented him with the famous ‘Red Book’ on This Is Your Life.
Jeremy Guscott received an MBE for services to Rugby Union.
He is a regular pundit for BBC TV and Radio Five Live.