Birmingham news Alex Scott named as Dan Walker replacement on BBC Football Focus PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - The BBC's flagship Saturday afternoon show has been presented by Walker for 12 years
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Former Arsenal star Alex Scott will take over from Dan Walker as BBC Football Focus presenter, it has been confirmed. The BBC's flagship Saturday afternoon show has been presented by Walker for 12 years. But after deciding to step away, former England international and ex-Arsenal star Scott will take over. Announcing the appointment in a column for BBC Sport, she wrote: "When I was a kid, I would never have watched television and thought someone like me could be presenting a programme like Football Focus. "For the BBC to trust me with this role and allow me to be my true, authentic self means a lot.
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. She added: "Dan knew I wanted to be a presenter so he helped hone my skills and allowed me to step out of my 'pundit' comfort zone on the show."
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Scott made 140 appearances for England and represented Great Britain at the London 2012 Olympics, before announcing her retirement from playing in 2017. Alex - who has also competed on BBC One reality TV show Strictly Come Dancing in her career after football - concluded the touching statement today by saying: "In fact, everyone around me - from Gabby Logan to Mark Chapman - and so many people behind the scenes have helped me to get to this point. "It will never be lost on me that these kind, amazing people within the industry have supported and encouraged me to be the best I can be."
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