Sue Barker says it Had Been'a privilege' to Sponsor BBC's A Question of Sport Because she bows out after 24 Decades

It had been declared a year ago the presenter will be stepping down in the sports game series after 24 years at the helm, with team captains Matt Dawson and Phil Tufnell also departing the sequence.

Sue Barker says it Had Been'a privilege' to Sponsor BBC's A Question of Sport Because she bows out after 24 Decades

One-time Tennis pro Sue, 65, has been on the show since 1997, maintaining up the show's tradition of owning a former sports star at the hot seat.

And in the conclusion of Friday's incident, she stated:'I only need to say it has been such a privilege to sit in this seat for the previous 24 decades, taking over from David Coleman.

'I want to say a big thank you for the A Question of Sport team and also to Matt and Phil.'

She added: '' I wish to want the very best of luck to the 3 individuals carrying these chairs .'

Sue called on Matt and Phil to additionally create their leaving comments, together with Matt stating:'Phil and I've been a part of the team more than we have really played with our global professions.

'My face will eventually quit aching from all of the laughter. Sue, you've been the ideal boss!'

Phil added:'Thanks to everybody who has been involved, loved each and every moment of it'

Following her death was announced last September, Sue explained:'I have absolutely loved my 24 years A Question of Sport, it has been my dream job.

'But I know the BBC want to choose the series in a new way and I am sad to say goodbye'

A BBC spokesperson added:'We want to thank Sue for her tremendous contribution as the series's longest-reigning host during the previous 23 decades and Matt and Phil to their exceptional team captaincy over 16 and 12 decades respectively.

'Collectively they've guaranteed A Question of Sport remains a firm favorite with all the BBC One viewer '

The BBC was struck with ageism claims after that the shake-up, together with Sue and Matt apparently confirming their departure was not their selection.

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Despite all of the applause, a BBC spokesperson told'That is all speculation and no discussions have been had regarding the upcoming line-up.'

More recently, it has been promised that the broadcaster wants to turn the series to'a cross between Perhaps I Got News For You and A League Of Their Own'.

Based on reports, supervisors wish to sign a comic to sponsor the programme, but nothing has been confirmed from the broadcaster.

It has been claimed a League Of Their Own Jack Whitehall has been regarded as a substitute, in addition to stand-up comedian Jon Richardson, who is currently a favorite on 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown.

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