Original article from Kent Live
ITV commentator Sam Matterface is a man many people in Kent may be familiar with.
The football fan, 43, currently works for talkSPORT and ITV Sport, but not everyone may realise he was born in Dartford.
Matterface made his radio debut in 1992 for hospital radio OHR and joined commercial radio at just 16.
The presenter joined BBC Radio Kent in 1998 and moved to Capital Radio Sport a year later.
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Between 2001-2007, the Chelsea F.C. supporter worked at the south-coast radio station 107.4 The Quay, where he presented the breakfast show and a variety of sports related programmes.
He even appeared on Deal or No Deal between August and October 2006 and on his 34th show was called to the chair, but only won £99.
Matterface then joined Sky Sports News in July 2007 where he met his first wife Natalie Sawyer, another sports TV broadcaster.
In 2018, Matterface was confirmed as the commentator for ITV's Dancing on Ice, where he would replace Matt Chapman.
ITV announced on July 2020, Matterface would replace Clive Tyldesley as lead football and England commentator at the start of the 2020-2021 season.
However, the broadcaster has recently been hit with 68 Ofcom complaints following his comments after England's Euro 2020 semi-final win.
Matterface, who was clearly elated after England beat Denmark 2-1, launched into a mini-speech while commentating, and instructed viewers to "call your boss, you're not going into work tomorrow".
While some saw the funny side, others found Sam's comments instructing the ITV audience to do what they want distasteful, reports The Daily Star.
After the final whistle, and it was clear England had made the Euro 2020 final, ITV aired Sam's mini monologue.
The sports enthusiast said: "I tell you what, if this comes off, you can do what you want tonight.
He added: "You've had a terrible 16 months.
"Kids you can stay up, don't you dare go to bed. The rest of you call your boss, you ain't coming in in the morning.
"You deserve this, England deserves this. Feel it, ride it. All that pent up emotion which is 50 seconds away.
It is thought while the commentator's comments were jovial, they could be seen to encourage behaviour that could be troublesome.
Sadly, England marginally lost in the final round against Italy on penalties.