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Andrew Castle was born on 15 November 1963 in Epsom, Surrey.

Andrew Castle was a talented tennis player from a young age and won the under-12 national tennis championships and gained a tennis scholarship to Millfield School, but after his parents divorced Castle ended up taking his A-levels at a local grammar school.

He gained sports scholarships in the USA and graduated in marketing in the USA.

Andrew Castle became a tennis professional in 1986, and within a few years he became Britain's number one.

However, he courted controversy when playing against Jeremy Bates at the national tennis championships. He put a placard on his seat saying "No to the poll tax".

He was fined and suspended from the British Davis Cup team.

After retiring from playing tennis, Andrew Castle covered tennis tournaments for the media including GMTV, Sky and the BBC.

Andrew Castle has various presenting credits on radio and TV, but is probably best known for being a breakfast presenter on GMTV since 2000.

Andrew Castle is married with two daughters.

He met his wife Sophia In Japan in 1989. He was playing tennis there and she was an air hostess for Japan Airlines.

They married on May 18, 1991.

The Mail on Sunday has an excellent article on Andrew Castle's family history.

In the 2008 series of Strictly Come Dancing, Andrew Castle partnered Ola Jordan.

After Andrew Castle's first dance in Strictly Come Dancing, Bruno Tonioli, comparing him to other GMTV presenters who have been on Strictly, commented:

"Compared to Fiona and Kate, you're Fred Astaire."

However, Andrew Castle and his partner Ola Jordan were eliminated in week 7 after losing the dance off against Heather Small and Brian Fortuna.

In June 2010, it was revealed that Andrew Castle would be leaving GMTV having been there for 10 years.

His radio work includes broadcasting on LBC and Smooth Radio.



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