Former England footballer Alex Scott is ‘poised to replace Sue Barker on A Question Of Sport’

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Alex Scott is imagined to be poised to substitute Sue Barker on A Concern Of Sport following impressing bosses in the course of earlier appearances on the exhibit.

The previous England defender and Strictly Arrive Dancing contestant, 35, is set to fulfill with Tv set bosses in October about the possibility. 

It comes right after it was discovered that Sue Barker, 64, was axed as host of the present following 24 several years, together with the workforce captains Matt Dawson and Phil Tufnell. 

New career? Alex Scott is reported to be poised to change Sue Barker on A Dilemma Of Sport just after impressing bosses all through earlier appearances on the show (pictured during Strictly in 2019)

A supply told The Sunlight that Alex was currently being ‘lined up’ as Sue’s replacement as she also has loads of sporting expertise and expertise.

The insider claimed: ‘Like Sue, she’s a previous sportswoman and she also has five many years of broadcasting underneath her belt. 

‘This has practically nothing to do with gender, nor is it a circumstance of the BBC attempting to be woke.

‘While a great deal can come about in excess of the following 3 months, as matters stand Alex is genuinely regarded as the most effective girl for the job.’

Changes: It was revealed earlier this week that Sue, 64, has been axed from BBC's A Question Of Sport, alongside team captains Matt Dawson (left) and Phil Tufnell (right), so that bosses can draft in fresh talent

Modifications: It was revealed previously this 7 days that Sue, 64, has been axed from BBC’s A Issue Of Sport, together with staff captains Matt Dawson (remaining) and Phil Tufnell (appropriate), so that bosses can draft in refreshing talent

The source also defined how Alex had impressed BBC bosses when she appeared on the exhibit in the earlier.

Alex has guest-starred on A Concern Of Activity 2 times, with 1 situation getting aired in November 2016.

In the course of the episode she appeared together with Olympic gold medallist James Cracknell, England cricketer Mark Wooden and Scottish rugby star Stuart Hogg.

MailOnline has contacted associates for Alex and the BBC for remark.

On screen: Alex previously appeared on A Question Of Sport in 2016 alongside Scottish rugby star Stuart Hogg (pictured during the show)

On monitor: Alex previously appeared on A Query Of Sport in 2016 alongside Scottish rugby star Stuart Hogg (pictured throughout the present)

Throughout her athletic job Alex has represented Great Britain at the London 2012 Olympics and was awarded an MBE in 2016 as well as scoring 12 objectives for England. 

Just after retiring from soccer in 2017 she went on to be the very first female pundit on Sky Sport’s Tremendous Sunday demonstrate. 

Alex has plenty of presenting practical experience as she has also co-introduced CBBC’s Match of the Working day Kickabout and BBC One’s The Women’s Football Show. 

Even though previous calendar year she appeared on Strictly Arrive Dancing and was partnered with qualified dancer Neil Jones.   

Career: Alex has previously played for England and Arsenal before becoming a successful TV presenter (pictured in 2017)

Vocation: Alex has beforehand played for England and Arsenal prior to getting to be a successful Television set presenter (pictured in 2017) 

It arrives following Sue Barker, who will continue to be on as the corporation’s face of Wimbledon, informed of her unhappiness at having to leave the exhibit immediately after 24 years.

She claimed that the BBC had to remove her from A Dilemma Of Activity as she would by no means have remaining her desire position voluntarily. 

She told Sportsmail on Sunday: ‘I appreciate the demonstrate so significantly they would have to take out me, it would have been tricky for me to stroll absent.

End of an era: It was revealed this week that Sue had been  axed as host of the show after 24 years. She will still be continue with presenting duties for the next two summers at Wimbledon

Close of an period: It was revealed this week that Sue had been  axed as host of the show just after 24 several years. She will continue to be carry on with presenting obligations for the future two summers at Wimbledon

‘I’ve definitely cherished my 24 years fronting A Problem Of Sport, it’s been my dream task,’ she stated.

‘But I comprehend the BBC want to just take the display in a new direction and I’m unhappy to say goodbye.’

Pass up Barker will carry on with presenting duties for the future two summers at Wimbledon, owning signed a a few-year deal previous 12 months. 

Sportsmail understands she signed a new a few-year deal previous 12 months to have her by means of until at minimum 2022, a thing that will come as a relief to quite a few viewers. 

Reaction: TV presenter Wendy Austin tweeted: 'No ageism/sexism in the BBC then...' after the news broke

Response: Television presenter Wendy Austin tweeted: ‘No ageism/sexism in the BBC then…’ soon after the information broke

Unimpressed: Broadcasting legend Alistair Stewart was among those expressing outrage at the decision - warning TV risks 'losing its way'

Unimpressed: Broadcasting legend Alistair Stewart was among the all those expressing outrage at the decision – warning Tv set dangers ‘losing its way’

The decision to axe Skip Barker sparked fury from critics who accused the BBC of ageism, which include previous BBC radio and Television presenter Wendy Austin who tweeted: ‘No ageism/sexism in the BBC then… 

Ex-newsreader Jennie Bond informed GMB today: ‘Sue will be hurting this early morning. You can’t do everything about your age and there is a pressure on tv, especially for females, to glimpse young.’ 

Although on Monday, Resources disclosed to Sportsmail that Alex is well-preferred by the broadcaster and in the blend to swap Barker as presenter. 

Ex-Tottenham and England midfielder Jermaine Jenas was also said to be in the functioning to develop into one particular of the new workforce captains, with the BBC eager to diversify.