Rob Walker, the famous Olympics commentator, is already on a plane to Uganda.
Walker, who always proudly talks about Uganda’s beautiful features, is visiting the Pearl of Africa on invitation from the Ministry of Education and Sports and the Uganda Tourism Board.
Walker has already shared the good news on his known Twitter account.
“So excited. Heading back to the Pearl of Africa for the first time since 2017,” he said in a tweet.
He will be in Uganda for 11 days.
“I’ve been officially invited back as a guest of Uganda for 11 days of speeches, TV, tourism, education, and athletics discussions. I cannot wait,” he said.
During the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Walker melted the hearts of many Ugandans during the handover medal ceremony of Peruth Chemutai.
He said; “Uganda is one of the friendliest, most beautiful countries you can ever wish to visit. I know down in Kampala people are going to be sipping on Nile Special.”
But who is Rob Walker?
Born on March 1975 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, Robert Joseph Walker is a British sports commentator, television presenter, and freelance reporter, who has covered sports including tennis, snooker, darts, boxing, football, sailing, and athletics for the BBC, Channel 4, ITV, Setanta Sports, and the IAAF.
Since 2008 he has appeared in the role of master of ceremonies at major televised snooker tournaments, including the World Snooker Championship, where he uses the catchphrase “Let’s get the boys on the baize”.
He has also presented a highlights show at the World Championship for the last two years called Snooker on the Red, which featured on the BBC Red Button, and has been the host of the Global Snooker Awards.
He presented Sailing for the BBC at the Olympic Games in 2008 in Beijing and 2012 in London, he commentated on Biathlon, Ski Jumping, and Cross Country Skiing for the BBC at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver in 2010 and Sochi in 2014.
In the 2010 FIFA World Cup, he travelled around South Africa for the BBC, reporting with his namesake Dan Walker on the BBC Bus.