Sad to see Jake going, as he’s an affable, easygoing frontman for the BBC coverage.
What’s worrying is that there’s nothing obvious that the BBC have lined up to replace him. Lee has been drafted in a few times, but it’s never looked like the producers have given any time to setting her up, and they dragged Jake back into races he wasn’t supposed to present during the pig-sack-kick competition. In comparison to the time and thought that goes into the pre-show stunts that are prepared for the “three amigos”, BBCF1 don’t seem to know what to do with Lee.
Which is a pity, because she’s funny, easygoing and charming in much the same way Jake is. With years of doing the post race pen interviews, she’s a little stilted sometimes, but I think she could lose that mannerism easily.