Alex Scott denies reports she's set to host another big BBC TV show

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Photo credit: Mike Marsland/WireImage - Getty Images
Photo credit: Mike Marsland/WireImage - Getty Images

Strictly Come Dancing's Alex Scott has taken to Twitter to deny reports see her as the new host of A Question of Sport.

The former Arsenal and England footballer has been tipped to take over from Sue Barker, who has helmed the legendary sports show for almost 25 years.

It was announced Sue would be stepping down this year as part of a series of planned changes for the programme.

Photo credit: Mike Marsland/WireImage - Getty Images
Photo credit: Mike Marsland/WireImage - Getty Images

Although Alex has previously responded to these rumours, she has made it clear that she won't be taking over as host on the long-running BBC series.

Alex wrote on Twitter: "Just a little note. NO I am "NOT" taking over from Sue Barker on QOS, who I have also watched for many years and loved. So on this lovely, fine Saturday, stop with the negative energy and keep it moving please...because I have no involvement in the situation. Peace."

However, she has recently announced as the new host of another BBC sports show, taking over presenting duties from Dan Walker on Football Focus later this year.

Photo credit: Alex Scott - Twitter
Photo credit: Alex Scott - Twitter


The announcement came in a column for BBC Sport in which she shared: "When I was a kid, I would never have watched television and thought someone like me could be presenting a programme like Football Focus. For the BBC to trust me with this role and allow me to be my true, authentic self means a lot."

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