Martin Bayfield to co-host BMF All Industry Conference

England rugby forward and tv presenter, Martin Bayfield will be one of two hosts for the 2021 BMF All Industry Conference which takes place in York and Harrogate in November.

Martin Bayfield

Bayfield will now share duties with previously announced host, tv and radio presenter Jason Mohammad, with the former hosting Friday’s Conference sessions and Bayfield presiding on Saturday.

He will also compere the live auction at Saturday’s Gala Dinner, where he will have no problem spotting those bidding, being 6’10”; he was actor Robbie Coltrane’s body double when playing the half giant Hagrid in the film Harry Potter and the Philospher’s Stone.

In the 1990s Bayfield was one of England’s most potent forwards, winning 31 caps and two Grand Slams. Since retiring he has become an established member of the BT Sport and ITV Sport commentary teams as well as fronting a range of other programmes and displaying his own culinary skills on Celebrity MasterChef.

BMF CEO, John Newcomb said: “We are looking forward to a fantastic conference with two brilliant hosts each with their own sporting backgrounds, with Jason also known for his football and Olympics broadcasts. I can’t wait to welcome a full house of delegates to what promises to be a superb event.”

 The sold-out, dual-centre BMF All Industry Conference takes place in Harrogate and York from 4-7 November 2021. Further details are available on the Conference website,

About Fiona Russell-Horne

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