Alex Payne is a television presenter for Sky Sports. Currently anchoring their Rugby Union coverage, Alex has fronted the 2013 British and Irish Lions tour, England’s World Cup warm ups, autumn internationals and summer tours, the Heineken and Champions Cup finals and the Guinness Pro12 and Aviva Premiership. Away from rugby, he has presented Sky’s live tennis, including the US Open final, and spent five years on Sky Sports News. He has also hosted a number of live poker events, including the Full Tilt Poker Million, Ladbrokes Poker Million and Shane Warne’s Poker Ashes.

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Alex Payne has presented and helped produce a variety of online content ranging from England Rugby’s O2 Inside Line, weekly blogs for Sky Bet, previews for Amlin and live webcasts for Natwest and Accenture.

Live Events

Alex Payne has been a live event host since 2006, working with companies and organisations including:

Notable Recent Events

NSPCC Dinner for Jonny Wilkinson, O2 Blue Room, RFU Partners' Day Conference, Guinness Pro 12 launch, British and Irish Lions Official Dinner, British and Irish Lions squad announcement, Canterbury new England shirt launch, Professional Rugby Players Association Awards dinner, DAC Beechcroft end of year conference.