Gary Lineker takes big pay cut to sign new five-year deal with the BBC

Gary Lineker has signed a new five-year deal with the BBC.

The Match of the Day host has committed his future to the corporation until 2025, despite a 23 per cent pay cut.

Lineker said: “I love working with the BBC, and am very proud to continue to be a part of their outstanding football team.

“I’m looking forward to the next five years – with a European Championship and World Cup on the horizon, it’s exciting times for me and the team.”

BBC Head of TV Sport Philip Bernie added: “Gary is the outstanding football presenter of his time.

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“The BBC is extremely pleased to have him leading our coverage so exceptionally for another five years.”

More to follow.


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