Research reveals the UK’s favourite commentary partnerships

New research has revealed that Clive Tyldesley and Ally McCoist are the UK’s favourite commentary duo at Euro 2020.

Sports betting website OLBG ranked each pundit, co-commentator, lead commentators and presenters from both the BBC and ITV prior to the tournament beginning, based on their online popularity.

They analysed tweets that contained the name of each individual involved in the broadcasting of Euro 2020, as well as some others that work on the Premier League and Champions League.

From there, they revealed which commentators are the public’s favourite.

ITV veteran Tyldesley topped the main commentator rankings ahead of Tom Gayle, who will also commentate for ITV this summer.

Meanwhile, McCoist topped the co-commentator rankings ahead of Jamie Carragher and Danny Murphy.

Murphy is working with the BBC during Euro 2020, and commentated on the Spain v Sweden game last night alongside Steve Bower.

Steve McManaman was fourth, and Glenn Hoddle fifth.

Tyldesley and McCoist commentated together for the first time at Euro 2020 during Netherlands’s 3-2 victory over Ukraine on Sunday – widely considered as the best game of the tournament so far.

BBC’s Mark Chapman, meanwhile, tops the presenter rankings, with Gary Lineker in second.

ITV’s Ian Wright is the highest-ranked pundit, ahead of BBC punditry trio Cesc Fabregas, Micah Richards and Alex Scott.

Also taking part in punditry duties is Chelsea manager Emma Hayes (fifth on the list), with the 44-year-old working with ITV during the tournament. She received high acclaim for her co-commentary during Slovakia’s 2-1 win over Poland yesterday.

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