Kevin crowned the Carlsberg People’s Pundit champion

A FOOTBALL fan will realise a lifelong ambition to commentate on a top tier match after winning a national punditry competition.

The People's Pundit winner Kevin Clarke
The People's Pundit winner Kevin Clarke

Kevin Clarke, 46, of Church Walk, Worthing beat off competition from four other finalists to be crowned the Carlsberg People’s Pundit.

Sky Sports’ Jeff Stelling revealed the winner at a lunch in Blackfriars Wine Bar in London, on Monday.

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Brighton and Liverpool fan Kevin will provide commentary on the Stoke City vs Liverpool FC game for talkSPORT, alongside Ian Danter, on Sunday.

The game is also long serving Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard’s final game for the club.

Kevin, a sales director for BT, said: “It’s been incredible. It was a bit of a whirlwind. Doing Gerrard’s last game is the icing on the cake.

“It’s been a lot of hard work. It’s been like having two jobs really but it’s been really exciting and something you’re never going to forget.”

The panel charged with selecting the winner was made up of Stelling, former Arsenal footballer Ray Parlour and talkSPORT presenter Mark Saggers.

Kevin was praised for his interviews with former Seagulls boss Gus Poyet and Bournemouth captain Tommy Elphick, as well as the way he stood his ground when being grilled live on air about Liverpool and manager Brendan Rodgers.

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