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Gary Lineker Steps Away from BBC’s Champions League Highlights Show

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End of an Era for Lineker

Veteran broadcaster Gary Lineker is set to depart from presenting the BBC’s Champions League highlights show after the current season. With a year remaining on his BBC contract, Lineker’s focus this summer has been on the Euro 2024 coverage.

A New Face for Champions League Nights

The BBC is reportedly preparing a change in the presenting lineup for their Champions League coverage. Speculation points to Gabby Logan as the frontrunner for the role, with a new show slated to air on Wednesday nights starting from the next season.

Lineker’s Champions League Legacy

Lineker, known for his long-standing role as the host of Match of the Day, previously fronted BT’s Champions League highlights show. His departure from that role in 2021 was a personal choice, allowing him to follow his beloved Leicester City’s European journey with his sons.

No Formal Offer for Lineker

Despite discussions, the BBC has not extended a formal offer to Lineker for the upcoming Champions League highlights show. The show is anticipated to have a three-year run, marking a new chapter in the BBC’s football coverage.

Gabby Logan: Poised to Take Over

Logan, a seasoned presenter with the BBC since 2007, has a rich history of covering major sporting events, including the FA Cup, rugby, athletics, and the London Marathon. Her extensive experience makes her a strong candidate to take over the high-profile Champions League show.

As the story unfolds, more details about the transition and the future of the BBC’s Champions League highlights coverage are expected to emerge.

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