Andrew Voss

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Andrew Voss
Andrew Voss.jpg
Voss outside Jubilee Oval in August 2018.
Born (1966-09-07) 7 September 1966 (age 54)
NationalityAustralian
Years active1988−present
Notable work
Friday Night Football, The Footy Show, The Sunday Roast, Australia's Greatest Athlete, The Fan

Andrew Voss (born 7 September 1966) is an Australian rugby league commentator who works for Fox League.

Voss previously worked for the SKY Network Television as a commentator, and at the Nine Network, including Today, NRL Footy Show, The Sunday Footy Show and The Sunday Roast.

Career[edit]

In the 1990s and 2000s, Voss hosted several of the Nine Network's rugby league-related TV shows. He began appearing on The Footy Show in 1997 as a regular guest, starring in different sketches and in group discussions.[1]

In time, he was the Nine's Network's number-two rugby league caller behind Ray Warren. In 2012, he was demoted to the number-three caller behind Ray Hadley. This occurred after Hadley strongly and personally criticised Voss for jokingly questioning on-air the likeness of a statue of Warren erected in Warren's hometown of Junee, New South Wales. Voss then sued Hadley for defamation, and the matter was settled out of court.[2] It was revealed in 2011 that Voss had had a long-running feud with Hadley, dating back to 1994 when they both worked at Sydney radio station 2UE.[3]

Voss has covered various other sporting events, including the Sydney Olympic Games, Melbourne Commonwealth Games and the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games. He travelled to London in 2012 to cover the 2012 Summer Olympics.

In 2006, Voss was the lead commentator on Torvill and Dean's Dancing on Ice.

In 2009, Andrew was a fill-in sports presenter on the Nine Network's Today between Mondays and Thursdays, in addition to presenting every Friday in place of Cameron Williams.

Also in 2009, Voss hosted Australia's Greatest Athlete for the Nine Network, a program which screened on Saturday afternoons.

He joined UK Premier Sports as the lead commentator for their coverage of the 2013 Rugby League World Cup, telecast in Australia on 7mate. In 2013, he also called the New Zealand Warriors' games for Sky Sport in New Zealand. Voss has made the term "let's have some fun" his own. He mainly uses the term at the start of most matches.[4]

From 2018, Voss started a show called The Fan on Fox League, which runs on Tuesday nights.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.news.com.au/sport/sports-life/andrew-voss-opens-up-on-his-shock-exit-from-channel-nine/news-story/8d55d6c3712eb527c8f3213c1de4c78d
  2. ^ Rothfield, Phil; Hills, Brenden (9 September 2012). "Hadley sued over Rabbits statue". The Sunday Telegraph.
  3. ^ No Cookies | Daily Telegraph
  4. ^ Long, David (8 March 2013). "Controversial Aussie to call Warriors games".
  5. ^ "NRL 2018: Four new shows on Fox League for 2018 NRL season". Fox Sports. 20 February 2018. Retrieved 21 March 2020.

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