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Sue Barker to leave A Question of Sport after 23 years as programme follows in footsteps of Soccer Saturday in major shake up with Matt Dawson and Phil Tufnell also departing popular BBC quiz show Sue Barker took over as presenter from commentator David Coleman in 1997 Matt Dawson and Phil Tufnell have been captains for 16 and 12 years respectively The trio's final series on the programme is set to be broadcast next year The news comes after Soccer Saturday announced a major shake up themselves

By Kishan Vaghela For Mailonline

Published: 09:21 BST, 13 September 2020 | Updated: 10:00 BST, 13 September 2020

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Sue Barker is leaving A Question Of Sport after 23 years as part of a major shake-up of the programme.

Team captains Matt Dawson and Phil Tufnell will also depart the long-running BBC sports quiz show and follows Sky Sports' decision to enact a major albeit controversial revamp of Soccer Saturday.

Former tennis star Barker, 64, took over as presenter of the show from commentator David Coleman in 1997.

Sue Barker (centre), Matt Dawson (left) and Phil Tufnell (right) are leaving A Question of Sport

Sue Barker (centre), Matt Dawson (left) and Phil Tufnell (right) are leaving A Question of Sport

Former professional tennis player Barker took over as presenter from David Coleman in 1997

Former professional tennis player Barker took over as presenter from David Coleman in 1997

Former England rugby union scrum-half Dawson, 47, and former England spin bowler Tufnell, 54, have led their teams on the show for 16 and 12 years respectively, with the trio's final series together set to be broadcast next year.

A BBC spokeswoman said: 'We would like

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