How old is Andrew Castle? Here's what we know about the commentator and radio host. At the age of nine, Andrew took up tennis and became hooked on the sport, practising for up to eight hours a day.
His parents supported his passion and when they became bankrupt, they both became taxi drivers to support their son. At the age of 12 he was given a tennis scholarship for Millfield School in Somerset and in , he became a professional tennis player.
This was after he finished his marketing degree in America after gaining an athletic scholarship. After turning professional in , he worked his way up the rankings and became the British number one.
His best singles performance at a Grand Slam was in when he reached the third round of the US Open but was knocked out by Boris Becker in four sets. He reached the second round at Wimbledon in and but was unable to make it past the first round of the Australian Open in , and Andrew's highest singles world ranking was number 80 and doubles was number He retired from the sport in After hanging up his racket, Andrew moved into TV becoming a commentator and presenter on Sky Sports.
He has been the lead commentator on every single men's Wimbledon singles final since When was he on Strictly? He made it to week seven of the competition but was eliminated after failing to impress with his samba.
Andrew met his former flight attendant wife Sophia in Tokyo while competing at the Japan Open. They married in May and have two daughters, Georgina and Claudia.
In while on GMTV, he memorably challenged then health secretary Andy Burnham on the risks associated with drug Tamiflu during the swine flu crisis. It came after he claimed one of his daughters almost died after taking the drug. Have there been any controversies? In June , Castle was slammed over comments made about tennis player Marcus Willis's girlfriend.
Castle apologised afterwards saying: "Obviously never meant to upset anyone.