Paddy McGuinness to replace Sue Barker on A Question of SportJuly 7, 2021
Paddy McGuinness has been announced as the new host of A Question of Sport, replacing Sue Barker.
The Top Gear star is joined by new team captains hockey player Sam Quek, and rugby star Ugo Monye.
A tweet from the programme’s official Twitter account announced the news on Wednesday night, adding: ‘Let the games begin!’
He told The Mirror he was over the moon to be hosting one of his favourite TV shows, saying: ‘I love the fiercely competitive nature of sports stars coupled with having a laugh.
‘That’s why A Question of Sport has always been one of my favourite shows and having been weaned on it from an early age, this is an honour and opportunity I’m certainly not taking lightly.
‘I grew up with both Davids hosting but it’s Sue who made this show her own.
‘She will always be A Question of Sport icon, but I’ll try my best to stamp my own mark on it.’
Sue stepped down from the sporting quiz show in May this year after 24 years in the hotseat with team captains Matt Dawson and Phil Tufnell also leaving the series.
In May she was confirmed as the first permanent female host of Football Focus after Dan Walker’s exit.
Sue meanwhile still fronts coverage of the Wimbledon tennis tournament on the BBC.
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