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Why is Gary Lineker not doing Match of the Day?

Why is Gary Lineker not doing Match of the Day?

Gary Lineker is to leave his position as host of BT Sport’s Champions League coverage – to follow former club Leicester in Europe as a fan next season. “I feel it’s time to do things that I’ve always promised myself I’d do: such as follow Leicester across Europe with my sons (how many opportunities will we have?).”

When did Gary Lineker leave Match of the Day?

Despite the programme’s long running status there have only been five regular main presenters: Kenneth Wolstenholme (1964–1967), David Coleman (1967–1973), Jimmy Hill (1973–1988), Des Lynam (1988–1999) and Gary Lineker (since 1999).

Is Gary Lineker leaving BBC?

Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker signs a new contract that will keep him at the BBC until 2025.

Who is presenting Match of the Day tonight?

Gary Lineker remains as the anchor of the show but it is expected that Gabby Logan will kick-off the season as the presenter for this Saturday’s edition of the programme.

How much does Gary Lineker get paid for Match of the Day?

Match of the Day host Gary Lineker remains the BBC’s top earner, despite having agreed to a pay cut of just under £400,000. The BBC’s annual report revealed Lineker earned £1.36m in the 2020/21 financial year, down from £1.75m in 2019/20.

What is Gary Lineker doing now?

Following his retirement from the game he developed a media career, and now hosts the BBC’s flagship football show Match of the Day. Since 1995 he has appeared in commercials for Leicester-based crisp company Walkers. Diets that prevent dementia can also help to improve your heart health.

What happened to Match of the Day tonight?

BBC have dropped Match of the Day from their programme schedule tonight. Five midweek games will have been played by the end of this evening but there will be no free-to-air highlights show on TV. MOTD was scheduled to be aired at 10:35pm on BBC1 but has since been replaced by Stacey Dooley’s latest show, Glow Up.

What time did Match of the Day start?

The first regular football programme on television, Match of the Day, began on 22 August 1964, at the start of the 1964-65 season. The identity of the match – Liverpool v Arsenal – was kept secret until 4.00pm, by agreement with the Football League, who feared crowds would stay at home to watch it.

Who Gary Lineker with?

Gary married Michelle Cockayne in 1986 and they share four children together: George, 28, Harry, 25, Tobias, 24, and Angus, 22.

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