Alex Scott was named as the new presenter of the BBC's Football Focus and became the show's first permanent female host for 2018. – year history. The former Arsenal and England star will take over from Dan Walker, who resigned after 12 years at the helm.
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During his acting career, his club appearances earned 140 huge caps for his country and represented Great Britain at the 2012 London Olympics.
As he announced the appointment in a column at BBC Sport, he wrote: “When I was a kid I never watched television and I never thought that someone like me could give a presentation. Program like Football Focus. It means a lot for the BBC to trust me in this role and allow me to be my true, authentic self. "
Scott received "great messages" from his friends, fans and Arsenal goalkeeper, and former Focus presenter Bob Wilson. Walker's last show will coincide with the end of the current season on May 22, and Scott will take over in August.
“Dan Walker guided me from day one - and most importantly he let me ask questions,” he said. “Dan knew I wanted to be a host, so he helped hone my skills and let me out of my 'expert' comfort zone on the show. In fact, everyone around me, from Gabby Logan to Mark Chapman, and many behind the scenes helped me get to this point. It will never fade on me that these kinds of amazing people in the industry support and encourage me to be the best I can be. "
Scott has become a familiar face as an expert on television since he stopped playing in 2018.He participated in Strictly Come Dancing in 2019 and also hosted the BBC's The One Show. She said that she wanted to move from being labeled as a "female expert" to "expert" since the beginning of her publishing career.
Scott was previously touted as the favorite for the role, Gary Lineker pre-shared his congratulations on Twitter before making his comeback.