The BBC has denied speculation that Alex Scott is the next host of A Question of Sport when it was tweeted by Gary Lineker after congratulating the athlete.
The broadcaster said there was “no discussion” about the future line-up of A Question of Sport – despite reports that the 35-year-old presenter would take over from Sue Sue Barker.
The former footballer is best known for representing Great Britain at the 2012 Olympics and strictly performing in 2019. He received an MBE in 2016.
Match of the Day host Gary Lineker is one of those who congratulated him on his role.
The 59-year-old BBC pundit wrote to his 7.6 million followers on Twitter on Thursday: “Congratulations and best wishes to Alexiscot on being the new host of Question of Sport.
“Smart, knowledgeable and fully qualified for the role. ਓ … and if you have a hard time getting Alex a job, you may be part of the problem.”
According to a report in The Sun, Scott has already been lined up for replacement, but the broadcaster said any rumors about the program were “speculation”.
After starring as the first female Rat Pandit in Sky Sport’s Super Sunday show, she is no stranger to the show. She has also co-produced CBC’s Match of the Day Kikabot and BBC One’s The Women’s Football Show.
It was announced on Sunday that Sue Barker would be Leaving the program 23 years later.
The 64-year-old BBC is reportedly leaving the show to continue its current format.
Team captain Matt Dawson, 47, and Phil Toufnal, 54, are also leaving.
By 4 p.m., Lineker’s tweet had attracted more than 30,000 likes and 1,800 rivets.
Her tweet came two days after she signed A five year deal With the corporation in return for following the rules of fairness.
In a brief statement on Tuesday, Director General Tim Dewey said the BBC would publish new social media guidelines for staff and contributors in the next few weeks.
The linebacker, who is still earning up to 1.75m in the BBC’s “rich list”, is set to make up about 25% of his salary to almost 1. 1.35m.
In a similar briefing, Davy said the organization should “perform better on diversity”.
The organization has so far failed to reach the target of getting more BAMA people in the senior leadership positions scheduled for 2018.