Extra Time: Jake Humphrey set to anchor BT football coverage

Having worked his way up from children's television to presenting Formula One with the BBC, the 33-year-old will now become part of the new channel's Premier League output

Jake Humphrey has been announced as the anchor for BT's Premier League coverage for the 2013-2014 season.

The seasoned sports broadcaster was part of the BBC's team during the European Championships earlier this summer, as well as the recent Olympic Games.

However, his 10-year stint with the Beeb appears to be over after he was snapped up on a four-year deal by BT for their debut season of broadcasting top-flight matches.

Humphrey first appeared on television as a children's presenter before working his way through the ranks to lead the BBC's Formula One coverage.

And, though he failed to secure a regular role as the face of the broadcaster's football coverage, Humphrey insists he is not cutting all ties with his former employers.

He said: “I've grown up at the BBC, and whilst I hope to work with them in the future, I'd also like to place on record my thanks to them.

"I am incredibly grateful to all colleagues, and of course the viewers, for their incredible support from CBBC all the way to Formula 1.

"My focus from the start of 2013 is on making BT's coverage of football the best this country has ever seen.”

Humphrey has reportedly been handed a deal worth £250,000 by BT.