Ben Cove

Brighton, East Sussex

A Brighton-based journalist and editor with a passion for sport, fashion and rubbish TV, Ben has covered World Cups, Olympic Games, Ryder Cups and a Calcio Storico while overseeing the emergence of Football Punk and GolfPunk magazines and contributing features to the likes of GQ, Esquire and Sky Sports. Now all grown up, he is currently overseeing content at global gambling operator, Unibet.

Ben has interviewed global stars such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Rubens Barrichello, Rory McIlroy, Freddie Flintoff, Fatboy Slim and Grimsby’s Nick Hegarty. He’s also shared a cigar with Tiger Woods and a Jacuzzi with Jodie Kidd, taught Danny Dyer and Mike Skinner to play golf, lobbed Neville Southall, nutmegged Ray Parlour, given Ian Poulter fashion advice and lost an arm wrestle to Tyrone off Coronation Street.

A football academy reject, Ben remains a keen amateur player and coach, and has represented British Journalists XIs at Anfield, Old Trafford and Stamford Bridge. He once scored at Wembley, but it was ruled out for offside.