Having honed her craft as an award-winning football presenter for eight years at SuperSport, Julia Stuart has landed a plum job at Premier League Productions in the UK.
Happily, she will continue to be a presence on the Home of Sport as she will present the weekly preview show Team Talks, which is broadcast on SuperSport every Friday (SS Premier League 203, from 7pm).
Even though Stuart signed off from SuperSport after presenting the recent Fifa Women’s World Cup final, SuperSport remains confident of working with Stuart in future.
“This is a remarkable opportunity and I’m excited to tackle the new challenge,” she said from London. “Leaving SuperSport was a massive decision and now the irony is it seems like I've only really moved channels from 202 to 203 - even though my location and the league I cover has changed completely.”
Stuart earned acclaim for her expertise while at SuperSport, both as an anchor and pitchside reporter on various football properties like the DStv Premiership.
“Julia epitomised professionalism and we are sad to see her go,” said Rendani Ramovha, SuperSport chief executive. “Yet we are proud she is following her dream and we will still get to see her on our platform.”
Stuart’s new role will see her host a comprehensive build-up to the key Premier League fixtures each week, joined in studio by two experts.