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Alex Scott was named as the new host 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, he earned club appearances, 140 big caps for his country, and represented Great Britain at the 2012 London Olympics.

Announcing the appointment in a column on BBC Sport, she wrote: “As a kid, I never watched TV and never thought that someone like me could present. A 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 said he had "great messages" from his friends, fans and Arsenal goalkeeper, and former Focus presenter Bob Wilson. Walker's final show will coincide with the end of the current season on May 22, with Scott taking over in August.

“Dan Walker guided me from day one – and most importantly, allowed me to ask questions,” he said. “Dan knew I wanted to be an MC so he helped improve my skills and allowed me to step 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. That type of great people in the industry supporting and encouraging me to be the best I can be will never fade on me. ”

Scott has become a familiar face as an expert on television since he stopped playing in 2018. He joined Strictly Come Dancing in 2019 and also hosted the BBC's The One Show. She said she wanted to move from being labeled a “female expert” to being an “expert” since the beginning of her publishing career.

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Scott was touted as a favorite for the role before, Gary Lineker pre-shared his congratulations on Twitter before making a comeback.

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