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Adrian Durham

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Adrian Durham
Adrian Durham

(1969-05-13) 13 May 1969 (age 52)
Peterborough, England
Years active1990s–present
Notable work

Adrian Durham (born 13 May 1969) is an English football journalist and broadcaster.

Early life

Durham was born in Peterborough and was educated at Dogsthorpe School.[1]


Durham began his broadcasting career in Leeds in the early 1990s working on the TEAMtalk telephone service, alongside reporters such as BBC Radio 5 Live commentator Ian Dennis, which was established as an independent rival to Clubcall.[citation needed]

Durham joined TalkSPORT in 1999. He currently hosts the station's "Drive" programme on weekdays between 4pm and 7pm alongside former England cricketer Darren Gough. In 2010, Durham styled himself as the world's only celebrity Peterborough United fan.[2][3] He was described in The Guardian as an "expert phone-in troll, arrogantly spouting inflammatory football opinions in the hope of prompting some indignant phone rage from an uppity fan."[4] He once accused Jamie Carragher of being a "bottler" for retiring from international football, which prompted the Liverpool and England defender to call in to the show to confront Durham.[5] His criticism of Celtic manager Neil Lennon prompted a phone call from Celtic fan Rod Stewart, who gave Durham a "gentle lashing".[4]


  1. ^ "Pundit under the Spotlight - Adrian Durham". Just Arsenal.
  2. ^ Radio: Adrian Durham | Radio talkSPORT Archived 3 August 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "The Adrian Durham Q&A Interview". TalkSPORT. August 2003. Archived from the original on 27 August 2008. Retrieved 29 August 2008.
  4. ^ Jump up to: a b Dee, Johnny (20 May 2011). "A week listening to … TalkSport" – via The Guardian.
  5. ^ Ogden, Mark. "Jamie Carragher fumes at 'bottler' claim".
Preceded by
TalkSport breakfast show host
Succeeded by
Alan Brazil
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