Gary Lineker replaced by Alex Scott on Match of the Day as viewers left confused

by 24britishtvMarch 31, 2024, 11 a.m. 18
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Alex Scott presented Match of the Day instead of Gary Lineker.

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The Beeb did not provide any reasoning for the glaring omissions on set as Scott broke down Saturday's action alongside Stephen Warnock and Martin Keown.

Lineker has been Match of the Day host since 1999, following Des Lynam's 11-year tenure. He first started as an analyst on the hugely popular show after retiring from football in 1994.

And the 63-year-old is set to continue in the role for years to come despite close friend Wright announcing his MOTD departure at the end of the season.

But while Scott is a talented, widely respected presenter, Lineker's absence from his hosting duties on Saturday night was felt by loyal viewers, sparking a wave of confusion on social media.

@snerkfondler asked: "Match of the day where is lineker?" Meanwhile, @MarkHil10062095 fumed: "C team match of the day punditry team ...where's the A team Lineker, shearer and wrighty. @BBCMOTD"

A seemingly concerned @AmigoNews20 questioned: "Are they phasing out Gary Lineker from MOTD?"

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