‘I’ve been silenced… literally, by a nasty cold’: Gary Lineker will NOT present BBC coverage of today’s FA Cup clash between Brighton and Grimsby after struggling with his voice on Saturday before ‘deteriorating from the Overnight” – and replaced by Alex Scott
- Gary Lineker will not present BBC FA Cup coverage of Brighton against Grimsby
- The presenter had problems with his voice during the live coverage on Saturday.
- Instead, Alex Scott will host the game from AmEx on Sunday afternoon.
Gary Lineker will not host live BBC FA Cup coverage from Brighton on Sunday, after struggling with voice problems which deteriorated overnight.
Lineker was due to front the station’s live show featuring the Brighton v Grimsby clash on Sunday afternoon.
However, he was notably struggling with his voice during Saturday’s match between Manchester City and Burnley, and pulled out of Sunday’s plans after his voice deteriorated overnight, according to the BBC.
Instead, the match will be presented by BBC colleague Alex Scott.
Lineker tweeted about his absence, telling his followers: “I’ve been silenced…literally by a nasty cold so sadly I won’t be working @OfficialBHAFC this afternoon.
Gary Lineker will no longer present Sunday’s FA Cup tie on the BBC after his voice deteriorated
Manchester City beat Burnley 6-0 in their FA Cup quarter-final clash on Saturday afternoon
Lineker’s confirmation made a joking reference to recent news surrounding the host.
He missed last week’s Match of the Day show after falling out with the corporation amid a dispute over the language the former England footballer used in a tweet about government policy.
The BBC confirmed on Monday that Lineker would return to screens this weekend, and the 62-year-old later joked that he had a “quiet week” due to the controversy, which became front-page news around the world.
Lineker was central to the BBC’s coverage of Manchester City’s thumping win over championship team Burnley on Saturday night, and along with fellow pundit Alan Shearer, apologized for the disruption caused by the fallout last week. , which saw featured packages without hosts and replays on the radio. transmissions
But viewers on Saturday night may have noticed that the Leicester man struggled with his voice at times during the live broadcast from the Etihad Stadium, with the BBC saying his voice had deteriorated overnight.
Alex Scott will step in to present the BBC’s coverage of Brighton against Grimsby on Sunday.
So instead of being part of coverage of Sunday’s FA Cup tie between Premier League Brighton and League Two Grimsby Town at AmEx Stadium, Lineker will be replaced by Alex Scott.
Scott, Shearer and Ian Wright were among those who did not appear on BBC television last weekend in support of Lineker.
While Lineker didn’t present the Premier League Match of the Day highlights show on Saturday night, the format was back to one fans were used to seeing, after the truncated 20-minute package made the end. last week without analysis or comments.
The winner of the match between Brighton and Grimsby will join Manchester City in the semi-finals at Wembley next month, along with the winners of the other two quarter-finals on Sunday, both broadcast on ITV.