Snooker fans may have to wait longer to see return of Hazel Irvine

Snookers fans could have to wait longer before they see the return of Hazel Irvine on BBC’s snooker coverage.

Irvine appears not to be involved in this week’s UK Championship coverage and did not feature in the BBC’s first programme of live footage on Saturday afternoon – which was hosted by the talented Seema Jaswal.

It comes after Irvine did not feature in the BBC’s World Championship coverage back in August. At the time fellow presenter Jason Mohammad revealed Irvine was not featuring due to family reasons.

But according to the BBC website – Jaswal, Mohammad and fellow presenter Radzi Chinyanganya will feature as presenters for the network over the coming days. Reasons for why Irvine is not involved are not yet clear.

Hazel Irvine. Picture by Monique Limbos

Irvine is hugely popular among snooker fans and is well respected in the sport for her knowledge and passion of the game.

The last time snooker fans saw her on the small screen is likely to be when she presented the special Crucible Classic series in April, which showed classic Crucible matches to replace live World Championship coverage following its postponement due to coronavirus.

Snooker Chat has contacted the BBC for comment.


19 thoughts on “Snooker fans may have to wait longer to see return of Hazel Irvine

  1. Seems to me that true professionals such as Hazel Irvine are being replaced with sub standard presenters for whatever reason. Seems to be happening in most sports and T.V. programmes such as Question of Sport

  2. Good to see John Virgo back commentating on the Mastes snooker 2021 . Just need Hazel back now to complete the scene!!

  3. Hope Hazel Irvine and family are well. She is so missed on the snooker and although her replacements are doing a decent job, some people simply prove their worth by their absence.

  4. We would dearly love to see Hazel back on our screen. We miss her so much, she is so professional and the jewel in the crown of her profession. It is not the same without her. Come back soon!

  5. Hazel hope you and you’re family are well and ok we like seeing you on the snooker circuit and hope you come back soon we all miss you take care .

  6. We miss Hazel a lovely lady excellent at her job come back soon Hazel πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈπŸ™‹β€β™€οΈβ€οΈ

  7. I have really missed Hazel this year. Always a professional but with some fun too. I hope she and her family are well and that’s not the reason why she is missing from our tv screens. Please come back soon, it just isn’t the same without

    • Hazel a true professional. Judd and Jack very good. Radzi Chinyanganya out of his depth. More suited to Blue Peter

  8. Hazel is the best presenter for world snooker expert knowledge respected by all players her interviews are unmissable don’t give her P45

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