Other football figures such as Jeff Stelling and Chris Kamara have previously appeared on the show as themselves
The Match of the Day presenter said he will continue to use his platform for what he believes in.
The former Newcastle footballer currently co-presents The One Show
The government's plan has faced widespread criticism and legal challenges from refugee charities
The TV presenter said Lineker's reference to Nazi Germany in his criticism of the Home Office's crackdown on Channel crossings was a fair comparison.
The Emily In Paris star did not mince words when asked what he thought about the Match Of The Day pundit being told to 'step back' over his views on immigrants.
Former England star John Barnes has defended his former teammate Gary Lineker over his remarks on the government's refugee policy.
BBC chairman Richard Sharp is having his own impartiality called into question following the fallout of Gary Lineker's criticism of the government.
Sports presenters and pundits have pulled out of BBC shows in solidarity with Gary Lineker who was stood down from Match of the Day.
Lineker has been at the centre of a Holocaust row after he compared the British government's language on migrants to the Nazis.
The Match of the Day host, 62, has faced criticism for comparing the government’s immigration policy to the Nazi regime.
The Match of the Day presenter was criticised for slamming the government’s new asylum policy on Twitter.
The TV presenter has seen the funny side of a prank which broadcast pornographic noises live on the BBC sports show.
The former England striker said he doesn't think we draw in the 'great minds in the country'.
BBC presenter Gary Lineker took a sly dig at rivals ITV as England sealed their place in the last 16 of the World Cup.
The BBC presenter made a sarcastic comment in response to Rob Rinder's tweet highlighting the death of migrant workers in Qatar.
The Match of the Day host has insisted that Qatar's attitudes and human rights record will be discussed on the BBC during the tournament – even if it angers the host nation.
Gary Lineker remains the highest paid presenter at the BBC.
The former England striker said he has several years left to run on his contract with the BBC.
The former 'GMB' presenter had bragged his new show was watched by 400,000 people.
The footballer shared on social media that his newborn baby son had died shortly after his girlfriend had given birth to twins.
The former footballer told the 'Lewis' star he should have left it to his dad.
The former footballer was one of many viewers moved by the desperate situation for Ukraine's children.
The former footballer warned fellow flight passengers of his COVID status.
The controversial broadcaster aired some unpopular views on Bronze medals.