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Jonathan Pearce


Jonathan Pearce is a well-known English football commentator for BT Sports and BBC. Jonathan Pearce has worked for Radio Five Live and Match of the Day.

Early life

On December 23, 1959, Jonathan Mark Pearce was born in his birthplace, Plymouth, Devon, England. As of now, his age is 64 years old and his zodiac sign is Capricorn. Additionally, he holds an English nationality. According to the sources, he has not revealed any details about his early life. Thus, the names of his parents, siblings, and other family members are not known. Additionally, he has passed with good marks but his educational background is not known.


In Jonathan Pearce’s early life, he had the intention of becoming a footballer. But, subsequently ended when he broke his leg. At BBC Bristol, he started his career in broadcasting. Thus, his first match commentary was Bristol Rovers against Exeter City. Therefore, the match was in the League Cup. At the age of 23, he became a successful sports editor. Later, he moved to London and Capital Radio, in 1987. A year later, he launched Capital Gold Sportstime on Capital Gold. In the 1992-93 season, he commentated on a handful of minor Premier League games for Sky Sports.

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Caption: Jonathan Pearce while commentating on a match. Source( Instagram)

In addition, it was before his Radio 5 Live and Match of the Day career. And, he commentated on the Robot Wars TV series, on BBC Two between 1998 and 2004.  Moreover, in Channel 5 a role he reprised for the rebooted 2016 series. Later, Channel 5 was launched in 1997, and Pearce was signed as their lead football commentator. For some quarters he received criticism due to his excitable style of commentary. Moving on, in 2002, he joined BBC Radio Five Live. Besides that, he was part of their 2002 FIFA World Cup commentary team.

More about career

From 2003 until 2005, he went on to present the station’s midweek sports program Sport on Five. Fortunately, in 2004, he became a commentator for BBC television on Match of the Day. Besides, he lent his voice to Sensible Soccer, UEFA Striker, and the Ubisoft football game Action Soccer. Additionally, he was also the commentator on the program Robot Wars, away from football.  And, he also was a commentator on Hole in the Wall. He made a guest appearance in the Doctor Who audio drama The Game. In their drama, he was seen playing a sports commentator named Garny Diblock.

Additionally, his Robot Wars commentary was used in an episode of the drama The Sopranos. Likewise, in 2004, he joined the BBC’s Match of the Day team. As of now, he is one of the BBC’s front-line commentators. He is seen alongside Guy Mowbray, Simon Brotherton, and Steve Wilson.

In his 15th year with BBC Sport, he has commentated on live games from the FA Cup. And, also in the League Cup, and Championship, covering four World Cups (2006, 2010, 2014, and 2018). Moreover, also European Championships (2008, 2012, 2016, and 2020) and 2 Women’s World Cups (2015 and 2019).

Net Worth 2024

Jonathan Pearce has earned a decent amount of money throughout his career. He has a net worth of between $1 million and $5 million as of 2022. However, he hasn’t shared his salary, asset values, cars, houses, endorsements, etc.

Personal life

There is no information when it comes to Jonathan Pearce’s personal life. Therefore, according to the sources, he is not yet married and is still single. There may be a high possibility he has no interest in marriage and wants to stay unmarried. Also, there is no information about his past affairs and hookups.

Additionally, he is a long-time Bristol City fan. Currently, he lives in Hassocks, West Sussex, where he is the former chair of the junior section of Hassocks F.C.

Jonathan Pearce – Body Measurements

No details related to Jonathan Pearce’s body measurement are revealed. Like height, body measurement, weight, free size, shoe size, etc. Moreover, he has greyish-white hair color and dark brown eyes. Undoubtedly, Jonathan is good-looking and has maintained his body perfectly.

Jonathan Pearce – Social Media

Likewise, when it comes to social media platforms, Jonathan Pearce is not active in them. But, his photos have been posted on social media pages by his fans. Also, he has his Wikipedia page.