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.
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.