• Matty Paddock

BBC legend Jennie Bond makes hilarious debut as WWE Royal Rumble Correspondent

Broadcasting legend Jennie Bond is back on the news scene - as an official 'Correspondent' to WWE ahead of their huge Royal Rumble event on Sunday.

WWE is preparing for one of its biggest nights of the year at the weekend, when its stars collide in the ring for a chance to win the Royal Rumble match and earn a championship bout at WrestleMania in the Spring.

Ahead of the popular annual event, now in its 34th year, the company have made the cheeky move to draft in the iconic figure of British news reporting.

In the tongue-in-cheek release, WWE said the recruitment of Bond, 70, represented a "major coup", with the former BBC Royal Correspondent set to bring all the "latest news and action from [WWE].

In an hilarious social media video, the prolific journalist filed her first 'report' and got fully into the swing of her new role, saying: "I'll be spilling all the royal-tea as we anticipate tussles, scuffles and plenty of handbags of dawn!

"No confirmation as of now from the higher-ups on any surprise appearances, although history has told us that we should very much expect the unexpected!"

With a playful nod towards her royal roots, she quipped of Sunday's WWE title match between Bill Goldberg and Drew McIntyre: "All eyes will surely be on the astonishing, princely conflict between William and Andrew - who could have predicted such a growing sense of animosity between the pair?

"Yes, William Goldberg and Andrew McIntyre will slot it out for the title - the outcome here could have truly astronomical repercussions!"

Bond spent the better part of two decades with the BBC before a string of television appearances, including the 2004 version of I'm a Celebrity... Get me out of here!

WWE Royal Rumble airs on WWE Network and on BT Sport Box Office on Sunday. Visit wwe.com for more details.