Gary Lineker opens up about his dementia concerns
Gary Lineker is back on our screens this afternoon for an FA Cup special. Championship side Hull City welcome Premier League opposition to the MKM Stadium, as Rafa Benitez brings his underperforming Everton side to Humberside. Coverage of the FA Cup third round clash begins at 5:20pm on BBC One, with highlights of all games to be shown at 10:30pm on the same channel.
Mr Lineker stepped down as host of BT Sport’s Champions League coverage at the end of last season, announcing his intention to follow his beloved Leicester across Europe with his sons.
He continues to present Match of the Day on Saturday evenings, as well as some of the BBC’s Match of the Day Live shows.
Mr Lineker, one of the nation’s finest presenters, has earned an enormous following on social media — 8.2 million Twitter followers at the time of writing — that stretches far beyond the football fanbase.
He has become a respected liberal spokesperson in recent years, first dipping his toe into political waters to condemn corruption in FIFA, which received widespread praise.
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Gary Lineker presents live coverage of Hull vs Everton in the FA Cup.