A Question of Sport's Sue Barker, Matt Dawson and Phil Tufnell to leave in huge ...

After 23 years, Sue Barker will step down as A Question of Sport host as part of a huge BBC shake-up. Team captains Matt Dawson and Phil Tufnell will also leave the show after leading their teams for 16 and 12 years respectively. The trio will be replaced by a brand new line-up which has yet to be announced. 

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A BBC spokesperson told Express.co.uk: "We would like to thank Sue for her enormous contribution as the show's longest-reigning host over the last 24 years, and Matt and Phil for their excellent team captaincy over 16 and 12 years respectively. 

“Together they have ensured A Question of Sport remains a firm favourite with the BBC One audience. 

“Sue, Matt and Phil's final series will be broadcast next year."

A BBC insider added: “The show has been on for a long time and the producers think it’s time to give it a new look.

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A Question of SportA Question of Sport's Sue, Matt and Phil will leave the show (Image: BBC)

A Question of SportA Question of Sport host Sue will leave the show after 23 years (Image: BBC)

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“Sue, Matt and Tuffers have been so popular, so the producers are aware they will have big shoes to fill.

“With the 50th anniversary this year they thought it would be a good time to revamp things,” the source told Daily Star.

Former professional tennis player Sue took over as presenter from commentator David Coleman in 1997 who had replaced David Vine in 1979.

The first episode of the long-running quiz show was broadcast in 1970 and has only ever had three hosts in its 50 years on TV.

A Question of SportA Question of Sport's Matt and Phil have been team captains for 16 and 12 years respectively (Image: BBC)

There have been numerous team captains over the years including Willie Carson, Ian Botham and John Parrott.

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