sport news Alex Scott to replace Dan Walker as presenter of Football Focus

Alex Scott 'excited and honoured' after it is announced the former England star will become the first female presenter of Football Focus as she will replace Dan Walker from next season Alex Scott will become the host of BBC show Football Focus from August  She replaces Dan Walker who is stepping down after 12 years on the show  Scott will therefore become the first ever female presenter on Football Focus The news was announced by Walker on Saturday's show before the FA Cup final 

By Kieran Lynch For Mailonline

Published: 14:41 BST, 15 May 2021 | Updated: 14:41 BST, 15 May 2021

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Alex Scott has officially been confirmed as the new presenter of Football Focus from next season.

The BBC lined up the former England star to replace Dan Walker, who is stepping down after 12 years on the show.

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During Saturday's show, the news was announced by Walker who said the 'worst-kept secret in television' was finally out.

Alex Scott will take over as presenter of Football Focus from the start of next season

Alex Scott will take over as presenter of Football Focus from the start of next season

She will replace Dan Walker who is stepping down as presenter of the show after 12 years

She will replace Dan Walker who is stepping down as presenter of the show after 12 years

Scott, 36, will became the first female presenter that the BBC have appointed to the role.

BBC Sport posted a message from the new presenter on their official

and Scott said she will aim to bring her 'best self' to the Football Focus chair.

She said: 'I just wanted to send a quick message to let you all know how excited and honoured I am to be announced as the new Football Focus host and it's not lost on me, one bit, because I know how iconic the show is and what a big deal it is.

'But, I would like to take a moment to thank Dan Walker for, yes, being an amazing host for all these years but I think for me, being the amazing human you are. 

'Knowing that many years ago,

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