Alex Scott has been lined up to replaced Dan Walker on Football Focus (Picture: BBC)
Dan Walker is set to be replaced by Alex Scott on Football Focus after he quit the show last week, according to reports.
The BBC Breakfast presenter announced his departure from the show after 12 at the helm years in a video uploaded to social media where he stated ‘it’s time for someone else to take the reins’.
It’s now being claimed that former Chelsea and Arsenal star Alex, who is a regular on Match Of The Day 2, will be taking over the Saturday lunchtime show when Dan leaves at the end of the season.
‘Alex was deemed the perfect fit for the role, an insider said. ‘After her stint on Strictly in 2019, her popularity went through the roof.
‘Not only is she a great broadcaster, her knowledge of the game is outstanding.’
The source added to The Sun: ‘Alex is going to be a huge asset to the Football Focus team.
Alex is no stranger to presenting (Picture: BBC)
‘Everyone is so excited to have her on board.’
Dan confirmed this morning his replacement will be announced by the end of the season.
Alex retired as a football player in 2017 and has since gone into presenting for both the BBC and Sky.
She’s appeared on a number of sports programmes, including co-presenting CBBC’s Match of the Day Kickabout and BBC One’s The Women’s Football Show.
In 2019, Alex was a contestant on the 17th series of Strictly Come Dancing, paired with professional dancer Neil Jones. The couple was eliminated in week 11, coming fifth overall.
Dan, who joined Football Focus in 2009, confirmed he is stepping down last week.
‘I’m really proud about the job that we’ve done, the changes we’ve made to the show, the issues we’ve looked at, and at a time when the football landscape immeasurably,’ he said.
Football Focus airs Saturdays at 12pm on BBC One.
Credit: Original article published here.