The news appears to have been confirmed by former footballer and BBC commentator Gary Lineker on Twitter as he congratulated Alex on his new role.
On Thursday he tweeted: “Congratulations and good luck to @AlexScott on being the new host of Question Of Sport.
“Smart, knowledgeable and fully qualified for the role. Oh… and if you have a problem with Alex getting the job, you might just be part of the problem. “
However, Alex was confronted with vile racist comments from trolls in response to the news.
Those comments, including some on Twitter, referring to his potential cast as a ‘checkbox’ exercise, while another wrote, ‘No experience or good presentation skills. But its color earned it the work. ”
Despite the nasty remarks, celebrities such as Piers Morgan and Andrew “Freddie” Flintoff have advocated Alex in the role.
Freddie tweeted: “Kudos @AlexScott on the new job, not to mention the buttons you’ll be brilliant.”
However, according to reports, the nasty comments will hurt Alex badly.
A source told The Sun: “The abuse she has received on Twitter and other social media platforms has been disgusting.
“Thousands of people gave their support, but these are the negatives that Alex will remember. She is only human. ”
Mirror Online has reached out to a representative for Alex Scott for comment.
When approached by Mirror Online to confirm Alex’s new role in A Matter of Sports, the BBC declined to comment and no replacement for Sue Barker has yet been confirmed by them.
Sue is scheduled to film her final episodes with team captains Phil Tufnell and Matt Dawson later this month.
“I absolutely loved my 24 years in front of A Question of Sport,” Sue told the Mirror, “it’s my dream job.
“But I understand that the BBC wants to take the show in a new direction and I’m sad to say goodbye. ”
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