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Gary Lineker explains why you’ll never see him as a host on Good Morning Britain

Gary Lineker (Photo: Pete Dadds / BBC)

Don’t expect Gary Lineker to make an appearance as a presenter on Good Morning Britain anytime soon as the ex-footballer has politely explained why he’d turn the job down.

After Piers Morgan quit the ITV daytime show six months ago, the programme has welcomed a bunch of guest stars on as co-host, including Martin Lewis who made an appearance last week.

Adil Ray and Richard Madeley have also joined the series alongside recurring regular stars Susanna Reid and Kate Garraway.

Speaking exclusively to, Gary gave a pretty understandable reason as to why fans won’t see him at the helm.

‘I don’t function before nine o’clock, I had to have three coffees just to speak to you,’ he said. ‘No, no, no thank you.’

And it’s not just Good Morning Britain Gary will be declining as the same goes for Strictly Come Dancing.

Piers Morgan quit GMB earlier this year (Picture: ITV)

‘I have a Saturday job, so I think the BBC know I’m busy on Saturday nights,’ he said, referring of course to Match Of The Day, which he’s been presenting for the best part of 22 years.

‘I don’t think they’re going to be knocking on my door,’ Gary continued. If they did, I would politely tell them “go away”.

‘It would be my worst nightmare. I’d spend the whole time searching around the dancefloor looking for my comfort zone.’

One thing Gary won’t be searching for anytime soon though is his glasses as the star has today launched Vision Express’s new Varifocals Edit, demonstrating how everyday moments can be made simpler with both style and sophistication.

Gary has picked out an exclusive range of eyewear with Vision Express (Picture: Vision Express)

‘I’m not constantly trying to find multiple pairs of glasses throughout the house,’ he said of the campaign. ‘That makes things much simpler  and prevents me from being late.

‘And, as they combine two prescriptions in one lens it means I can just wear one set to see any distance with no middle line, no matter what the occasion, so it’s just less effort and less stress.

‘More time to think and do more of the things I love, rather than waste time thinking about the unnecessary.’

He continued: ‘Same goes for my sunglasses. There have been times in the past I’ve resorted to wearing a pair of sunglasses over my reading glasses, so ridiculous.

‘Now I have everything I need in one pair, so whether I’m watching the boats in the sea from afar or looking down at the menu, there’s no need to change.’

Gary Lineker’s latest Vision Express campaign demonstrates how you can simplify overcomplicated everyday moments with both style and sophistication. The new Varifocals Edit, containing six pairs of glasses handpicked by Gary himself, is available both online and in-store from 15th September.

Credit: Original article published here.

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