Andy Shepherd
After graduating from Kent University he traveled to Asia, Australia and South America. He returned to the UK and quickly secured his first job with prestigious comedy production company Big Talk Productions. After two years with the company, during which he worked on award winning production Rev, Free Agents, Friday Night Dinner, Scott Pilgrim vs The World and Paul he decided to pursue his ambition of presenting.

He hosts a travelogue series on Guardian Online as well as interviewing sporting superstars for Gaff.TV. In 2012 he conducted an exclusive hour long, no holds barred interview with Ashley Cole at his home, a feat no other journalist has matched. He achieved a childhood ambition by being part of the London 2012 Olympics, hosting the action at the Basketball Arena. Andy has recently presented Channel 4’s For 3 Minutes.

Entries by Andy Shepherd

Usain Bolt vs Justin Gatlin - Could This Be a Golden Age of Athletics.... If We Forget the Doping Bans?

(2) Comments | Posted 30 June 2015 | (22:04)

Much has been written about drugs in athletics over the past few months. Alberto Salazar, Galan Rupp, Alan Wells and the entire Russian national team have been implicated in alleged doping scandals.

Although Salazar is taking the majority of the column inches at the moment, there is one figure who...

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Usain Bolt: The Movie - Will It Have a Happy Ending?

(0) Comments | Posted 29 April 2015 | (14:07)

How's this for a plotline.

There's a good guy in town. He has superhuman powers. He's kept the public safe, he's given them hope. He's shown them the light, that they can achieve anything by doing things the right way. He's a role model to children who have his posters...

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Should Nike Be Sponsoring Drug Cheat Justin Gatlin?

(0) Comments | Posted 26 March 2015 | (20:35)

How can the world's biggest sports brand endorse a drug cheat?

This is the question currently circulating the world of athletics as Nike announces their sponsorship of Justin Gatlin.

For those of you not in the know, Mr Gatlin won the Olympic gold medal over the 100m in Athens back...

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Why Everyone Should Get Out of London... Occasionally

(1) Comments | Posted 7 March 2013 | (15:36)

This morning I arrived back to London after a month away. I had been traveling for 48 hours straight. I was a little tired to say the least. I turned on my phone; it was like welcoming an old friend (an old friend that had been relegated to an occasional...

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The Importance of a Gap Year

(2) Comments | Posted 16 January 2013 | (00:00)

The Gap Year, or the 'Gap Yah' as those of you who are partial to viral videos might prefer to call it, is seen by some as a middle class indulgence. An excuse for recent graduates to prolong their freedom before attempting to settle into the 'real world'. And they...

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