The BBC has announced that Match of the Day will go ahead with no presenters after Gary Lineker was taken off air and hosts sparked a mutiny in English football.
The BBC’s flagship football show, which has been running since 1964, will now be presented by a rotating cast of pundits and commentators.
The move comes after Lineker, who had been the show’s main presenter since 1999, was removed from the show in April following a dispute with the BBC over his salary.
The decision to remove Lineker from the show sparked a mutiny among the show’s other presenters, with Alan Shearer, Ian Wright and Danny Murphy all refusing to appear on the show without Lineker.
The BBC has now decided to go ahead with the show without any presenters, instead relying on a rotating cast of pundits and commentators to provide analysis and opinion.
The show will be hosted by a different pundit each week, with the likes of Shearer, Wright and Murphy all expected to feature.
The BBC has said that the show will still feature the same format as before, with highlights of the day’s Premier League matches, analysis and opinion from the pundits and a look ahead to the upcoming fixtures.
The show will also continue to feature the popular “Goal of the Month” segment, which will be presented by a different pundit each month.
The BBC has said that the show will still be “as entertaining and informative as ever”, and that it is confident that the show will continue to be a success without Lineker.
The move has been met with mixed reactions from fans, with some welcoming the change and others expressing disappointment that Lineker will no longer be part of the show.
Only time will tell if the show can continue to be a success without its long-time presenter, but for now the BBC is confident that Match of the Day will continue to be a hit with viewers.