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Gary Lineker will NOT present BBC’s Champions League highlights programme with another legendary host lined up

GARY LINEKER will not be presenting the BBC’s Champions League highlights show next season.

The Match of the Day host has been busy this summer helping the broadcaster cover Euro 2024.

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Gary Lineker will not be hosting the Champions League programme for the BBC[/caption]

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Gabby Logan is reportedly set to take the job[/caption]

Lineker, 63, only has 12 months left on his contract at the BBC.

The broadcaster is reportedly lining up a legendary host to present the Champions League show for next season.

Gabby Logan has instead been the option chosen by the BBC, according to the Telegraph.

The new show will air for the first time next season with shows being put on Wednesdays from September.

Lineker used to present BT Sport’s Champions League highlights show.

However, he quit so he would be able to watch Leicester City‘s matches in the competition in 2021.

He said at the time: “I would like to thank BT Sport for the generous renewal offer but, after much thought, I have decided to call it a day.

“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?].”

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The report claims that the BBC spoke to Lineker about the role but did not make him a formal offer.

The show is expected to run for the next three years.


Gabby Logan started presenting for the BBC in 2007 as she worked covering FA Cup games.

She has also had experience presenting on different sports such as rugby, athletics and the London Marathon.

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