30 September 2016
At 6'10" Martin Bayfield was one of the tallest men in rugby, a gift he used to full advantage as one of England's most potent forwards. After retiring, his height helped him secure the part of Robbie Coltrane's body double as the giant Hagrid in the Harry Potter films. On the field Martin enjoyed a successful international career, winning 31 England caps and two Grand Slams. He played in the World Cup in South Africa and represented the British Lions in New Zealand. He's since become an established member of the BT Sport commentary team, fronted NFL coverage and The World's Strongest Man, and joined the presenting team on Crimewatch.
Martin is an accomplished awards host and a hugely entertaining after dinner speaker, with impeccable comic timing. Appealing to all manner of audiences, he points to one or two telling differences between football and rugby, and reveals a few secrets from his time in the Force.