Buddy McGuinness, 47, will replace Sue Parker, 65, in the matter of sports
Buddy McGuinness will replace Sue Parker in the sports issue.
The 47-year-old TV presenter will host the sports competition programme, while Olympian Sam Quick and retired rugby star Ugo Mooney will replace Matt Dawson and Phil Tofnell as captain.
Last year, Sue, 65, was fired from her role as host of the BBC series after 24 years, and it was rumored that former England footballer Alex Scott, 36, would take over the role.
New role: Buddy McGuinness to replace Sue Parker in A Question of Sport
Paddy said woman: ‘I love the intensely competitive nature of sports stars as well as their laughter.
This is why Sports Question has always been one of my favorite shows, and having been weaned from it from an early age, this is an honor and opportunity that I certainly don’t underestimate. “
Buddy said he will try to make his own mark on the show, which was previously hosted by David Coleman and David Fine.
He added, ‘I grew up hosting both Davids but it was Sue who did this show herself.
Past: The 47-year-old TV presenter will take charge of Sue as host of the sports competition show (Sue is photographed with captain Matt Dawson (left) and Phil Tofnell (right))
“She will always be the icon of the Sports Question, but I will do everything in my power to make my own mark on her.”
Paddy has a lot of experience doing shows on shows like Take Me Out and Top Gear.
Former hockey player Sam, 32, who became the first female lead in the program’s 50-year history, described the show as her “dream job.”
She said, “I’ve watched ‘Question Math’ since I was a little girl and my ambition to appear on the show came true five years ago – but I never thought I’d ever become a captain.
“And also the first female leader in the show’s 50-year history.”
All the changes: Last year, Sue, 65, was expected to be replaced by former England footballer Alex Scott, 36 (pictured) at a massive show.
Sam praised Matt and Phil as “two of the greatest leaders that have ever appeared on the show” as she looks forward to facing Ugo in the new series.
She said: ‘I will give my all and make sure I enjoy every minute of the journey. Oh, and Ugo… I’m coming for you.
The former England star Ugo, 38, thanked Sue, Matt and Phil for ‘making the show what it is today’ and admitted he was ‘really humbled’ to take on the captaincy role.
Stars: Olympian Sam Quick (right) and retired rugby star Ugo Mooney (left) will replace Matt Dawson and Phil Tofnell as captain.
Who is the new captain of the A Question of Sport team?
Sam Quick, MBE, former English hockey player and television personality.
She played as a defender for both England and Great Britain team, wearing number 13, and won the gold medal as part of the British team at the 2016 Summer Olympics.
She has presented numerous television sports programmes, including American Football on BBC, Rugby Union on Channel 5, field hockey on BT Sport and Football on Channel 4 and LFC TV.
She also participated in the 16th season of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here in 2016.
Sam is married to Tom Myers, a real estate businessman, and in March 2021 she gave birth to her first child, Molly.
Ugo is an English sports analyst and former rugby union player.
He made 14 appearances for England, 241 times with his only club Harlequins and twice with the British and Irish Lions on their 2009 tour to South Africa.
Presents the BBC’s weekly Rugby Union podcast.
He also currently presents on BT Sport and has served as a brand ambassador for Maximuscle.
He added: “It is an incredible honor to be chosen as captain of the Sports Question team.
“It’s a show I’ve watched all my life, so being called a captain is really humble.”
In September, Sue admitted that she was “sad to say goodbye” to a math question.
She said, “I love the show so much that they would have to knock me out, and it was hard for me to walk away, I absolutely loved having to face me for 24 years ‘A Math Question’, this was my dream job.”
Exciting: A sports question announcement was made on his Twitter account on Wednesday evening during the England match
Icon: In September, Sue admitted that she was “sad to say goodbye” to a sports question
“But I understand that the BBC wants to take the show in a new direction and I’m sad to say goodbye.”
Matt wrote on Twitter: ‘Thank you for all the lovely messages. Not sure how to respond, so I’ll think. Needless to say I will miss the Question ofSport greatly….(sic)’
Phil tweeted, “13 years QuestionofSport has been such an amazing part of life…I will miss it so much..Thank you so much for all the lovely messages!!”
Last year, it was revealed that Alex had been directed to replace Sue on the show after impressing BBC chiefs during their previous appearance on the show.
Professional: Paddy has a lot of experience doing shows on shows like Take Me Out and Top Gear (pictured with wife Kristen in 2018)
One source claimed Alex was considering offering the job “has nothing to do with sex, and nothing to do with the BBC’s attempt to wake up”.
The insider said the sun That Alex was “lined up” as Sue’s replacement due to her athletic knowledge and experience.
They said, ‘Like Sue, she’s a former athlete and also has five years of broadcasting under her belt. This has nothing to do with sex, nor the case of the BBC trying to wake up.
Rumors: Last year, it was revealed that Alex was directed to replace Sue on the show after impressing BBC chiefs during their previous appearance on the show.
“While a lot could happen over the next three months, as things stand, Alex is truly the best woman for the job.”
Alex had starred on A Question Of Sport twice, with one occasion airing in November 2016.
In September last year the star He played down speculation that BBC chiefs had sealed her appointment to replace Sue.
Alex wrote on Instagram: “The love and support you showed me yesterday made me smile over the weekend #Thank you, I’ll be going to #keeponkeepingon as always!
Action: Take Me Out – hosted by Paddy – disqualified in 2020 after 11 years after bosses felt the dating show was ‘over’
The only thing signed sealed that has now been handed to me is…. @Aubameyang7Arsenal #COYG.
During her sports career, Alex represented Great Britain at the 2012 London Olympics and was awarded the MBE Medal in 2016.
The former professional footballer made 140 appearances for the England national team, helping to score 12 goals.
After retiring from football in 2017, she became the first critic of Sky Sport’s Super Sunday Show.
Pals: Paddy is currently presenting Top Gear with Freddy Flintoff (left) and Chris Harris (centre)