Who is Francesca Cumani, is she an ITV Cheltenham Festival presenter, and is she married?

CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL is finally here as the annual week-long horse racing spectacle returns.

And with ITV holding exclusive television rights in the UK, viewers will be getting used to seeing the likes of AP McCoy, Ed Chamberlain and the stunning Francesca Cumani.

Francesca Cumani will be among the faces of the Cheltenham Festival for ITV
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Who is Francesca Cumani?

The 36-year-old was born in Newmarket, Suffolk – home to one of the best racecourses in the UK.

She hails from racing royalty with her father Luca a former trainer and breeder from Italy who had wins in the Epsom Derby, King George and St Leger.

Francesca’s grandparents were also involved in horses, with her nan Elena a champion amateur jockey and granddad Sergio a popular trainer.

Cumani will partner former Sky Sports presenter Ed Chamberlain every day at Cheltenham Festival

Is she an ITV presenter?

Francesca will be one of the faces of the Cheltenham Festival for ITV.

She became one of ITV’s presenters in 2016, often showing off her glamour and racing knowledge at events including Grand National and Royal Ascot.

She will feature alongside ex-Sky Sports man Ed Chamberlain as well as former jockeys and trainers like AP McCoy.

Cumani formerly worked as a horse racing presenter in Australia
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Is she married?

Francesca married Australian polo star Rob Archibald in 2014, welcoming their son two years later.

But with both spending much of their time at opposite ends of the globe, they ended their relationship in October 2018.

Now, she can cosy up to ITV Racing commentator colleague Oli Bell with the two getting together as he comforted her during her marriage troubles.


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