John Dykes

Globally-recognised Sports TV Anchor | Renowned Host | Journalist


John Dykes, a popular face in the footballing world is famous for hosting his football lifestyle show “The John Dykes Show”, John Dykes is a sports television anchor, commentator and journalist based in Singapore.

John began his media career as a college radio DJ while studying English Literature at Warwick University.

He moved to Hong Kong which led him to a successful stint at the South China Morning Post, where he worked as a Sports Writer, Feature Writer and Entertainment Editor for the Sunday Edition.

John covered both sports and entertainment beats as a showbiz presenter at TVB, a broadcasting company and also hosted TVB's live coverage of the Academy Awards for five straight years before switching back to sports as a football commentator and presenter with STAR Sports.

John hosted tournaments across diverse sports such as tennis, golf, cricket and rugby while starting his career with ESPN Star. He anchored the broadcast of cricket's 1999 World Cup in England.

He has hosted Inside Cricket and the Formula One pre-show Raceday over the years, as well as launching Sportsline - the predecessor to SportsCenter - in India.

John hosted football matches(2001 to 2010) on ESPN Star Sports including Live Matchday coverage of the Premier League, post-match (Final Score), Football Focus and First Edition along with conducting long-form interviews with football celebrities such as David Beckham, Thierry Henry, Alan Shearer, Michel Platini and Sir Bobby Robson.

John hosted his final shows - the 2010 FIFA World Cup under ESPN Star Sports in May 2010.

He worked on world feed coverage of the Barclays Asia Trophy tournaments in Hong Kong in 2011 and 2013, and also hosted BPL Live fan park events in Mumbai in 2014 and Cape Town in 2016.

He has famously worked with SuperSport in Africa, Star Sports in India, Orange in Indonesia, Singapore's mioTV, Hong Kong's nowTV and CTH in Thailand.

John’s show The John Dykes Show debuted in July 2017 a chat show primarily covering English football thrice a week.

John returned to screens across the Indian sub-continent with a weekly programme, “The Top Corner, with John Dykes” in April 2022.

Awards and Accomplishments

Awards and Accomplishments

  • John hosted the football lifestyle show “The John Dykes Show” on Disney+ in five southeast Asian markets.
  • John also hosted a weekly programme, “The Top Corner, with John Dykes” in April 2022 for the Indian subcontinent market.

Why John Dykes ?

John has 25 years of experience hosting shows for a huge global audience, and when it comes to performing in front of the cameras, he outshines in all his glitz and glory. Whether it’s hosting a conference, moderating a panel discussion, or amusing a crowd, event organisers all over the world rely on John to make their event a success.

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