Henry Beadette and Liam Jenkins will join the Motors TV coverage of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship for 2014 as a result of winning the inaugural ‘Motors TV’s Got Talent’ competition.
The competition, run in partnership with Hayfisher Productions, offered two contestants the opportunity to co-present and commentate on live, delayed and highlights coverage of the British GT series, one of the top motorsport series in the UK.
“We are delighted to announce Henry and Liam as our ‘Motors TV’s Got Talent’ winners,” said Head of Programming and Acquisitions for Motors TV, Frederic Viger. “There were some fantastic candidates in this year’s competition and the decision was a difficult one. However after some careful deliberation, including taking public opinion into account, we are very happy to confirm Henry and Liam as part of the presenting and commentary team for our Avon Tyres British GT Championship coverage. This is a fantastic opportunity for both to break into the industry, and I’d like to wish them all the best for 2014.”
Held at the Autosport International Show, hundreds of fans descended on the Motors TV stand to audition for the available positions in a temporary TV studio and commentary booth. The top five contestants in each category were then posted on Dailymotion, with the public encouraged to share their favourite video on Facebook and Twitter. Following the social media vote, the final decision was given to a panel of experts, who ultimately picked Beadette and Jenkins for their respective roles.
Beadette will co-present the Motors TV coverage, while Jenkins will complete the commentary lineup ahead of the season opener at Oulton Park over Easter Weekend (April 21).
“A speechless presenter is never a good thing, but I’m lost for words,” offered an ecstatic Beadette. “It’s going to be a fantastic experience, and I’d like to send my congratulations to the other finalists who were just as worthy. It’s still hard to believe that I’ll be co-presenting British GT this year.”
“This won’t sink in for a while,” concluded Jenkins. “I can’t believe I was included within the final five finalists, let alone won the competition. I am completely shocked by this unbelievable news and extremely grateful for the opportunity.”