By Kieran Lynch For Mailonline
Published: 14:41 BST, 15 May 2021 | Updated: 14:41 BST, 15 May 2021
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.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
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
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.
🚨 Presenter announcement 🚨— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) May 15, 2021
We’re delighted to confirm @AlexScott is the new host of Football Focus!
Alex has a message to share with the viewers and @MrDanWalker, as he prepares to leave after 12 years 💛#FootballFocus #bbcfootball pic.twitter.com/EwikbVDSLj
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,