Alex Scott pulls out of BBC's Football Focus in help for Gary Lineker


FOOTBALL Focus host Alex Scott has pulled out of presenting the hit BBC sports activities present in help of Gary Lineker.

Alex informed BBC bosses final evening she would step down with Kelly Somers referred to as in to interchange her for at present’s episode.


The BBC’s whole sports activities output this weekend has been thrown into disaster because the Match of the Day boycott spreadsCredit score: Getty

Former Arsenal Ladies’s participant Alex informed colleagues she selected to step again from the BBC One present in solidarity for Match Of The Day host Gary.

A supply stated: “Alex totally helps Gary and final evening determined she wouldn’t host Football Focus to indicate her help for him.

“Kelly has been brought in to replace her for the episode. Alex was in Media City in Manchester preparing for the show yesterday but after seeing the news play out said she did not feel comfortable.”

Ian Wright and Alan Shearer additionally walked out in “solidarity” with Lineker, 62, who had in contrast the Authorities’s language round its small boats crackdown to that of Nineteen Thirties Germany in a tweet.

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The BBC introduced yesterday that they had requested Lineker to step down whereas they labored out the row.

The transfer left Lineker surprised. A supply stated: “This has been a tumultuous 24 hours. Gary is in shock and had no thought this was coming.

“He needed to go on air, make no bones about it, this was not his resolution.

“Privately, everybody on the Beeb is in meltdown too. They genuinely don’t know the way they are going to get a present out as a result of nobody needs to the touch it.


“Everybody within the business is appalled at how Gary has been frolicked to dry, and the overall BBC inconsistency. 

“Gary wept when he discovered his mates had all publicly backed him.  “The help has been overwhelming which, basically, is a large pie within the face for the BBC

“Gary wasn’t prepared to faux to help one thing he vehemently doesn’t agree with.

“He doesn’t need the cash and, frankly, it seems hard to imagine a way back for either party from here.”

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