Alex Scott heads out to view new flats after being tipped to replace Sue Barker on A Question Of Sport
She’s been tipped to replace Sue Barker on the BBC series A Question Of Sport.
And Alex Scott looks set to be enjoying both professional and personal changes in 2021 as she was spotted viewing new flats in north London on Wednesday.
The former professional footballer, 36, cut a casual figure in a black T-shirt and jeans, paired with a denim jacket with a ‘who run the world’ slogan design in reference to Beyoncé’s hit track.
House-hunting: Alex Scott was spotted viewing new flats in north London on Wednesday after being tipped to replace Sue Barker on A Question Of Sport
Adding a pair of Nike trainers to her ensemble, Alex kept her hair loosely tied up, while carrying a shopping bag beside her.
The TV personality was later seen being guided into the property so she could have a look around.
Alex has been on the lookout for a new home for some time, after she was previously spotting on a house-hunting trip with a male friend in October.
It comes after the sportswoman was tipped to be replacing Sue Barker, 64, on A Question Of Sport, after impressing BBC bosses during previous appearances on the show.
Comfortable attire: The former professional footballer, 36, cut a casual figure in a black T-shirt and jeans, paired with a denim jacket
Making a statement without saying a word: The TV personality’s jacket featured a ‘who run the world’ slogan design in reference to Beyoncé’s hit track
Sue was axed as of host of the series after 24 years, alongside the team captains Matt Dawson and Phil Tuffnell.
A source claimed Alex being in consideration for the presenting job had ‘nothing to do with gender, nor is it a case of the BBC trying to be woke’.
The insider told The Sun that Alex was being ‘lined up’ as Sue’s replacement because of her sporting knowledge and experience.
They said: ‘Like Sue, she’s a former sportswoman and she also has five years of broadcasting under her belt. This has nothing to do with gender, nor is it a case of the BBC trying to be woke.
Gone: Sue was axed as of host of the A Question Of Sport series after 24 years, alongside the team captains Matt Dawson (left) and Phil Tuffnell (right)
‘While a lot can happen over the next three months, as things stand Alex is genuinely considered the best woman for the job.’
Alex had previously guest-starred on A Question Of Sport twice, with one occasion broadcast in November 2016.
During her athletic career, Alex represented Great Britain at the London 2012 Olympics and was awarded an MBE in 2016.
The former professional footballer made 140 appearances for the English national team, and helped to score 12 goals.
After retiring from football in 2017, she went on to become the first female pundit for Sky Sport’s Super Sunday show.
Alex has plenty of presenting experience as she has also co-presented CBBC’s Match of the Day Kickabout and BBC One’s The Women’s Football Show.
Talented: Alex has plenty of presenting experience, and recently hosted BBC’s Sport Personality Of The Year 2020 (pictured)
Recently, she also hosted BBC’s Sport Personality Of the Year 2020 for the first time.
Alex had previously admitted she is continually accused of ‘ticking a box’ in her broadcasting career, during an appearance on Women’s Health’s Going For Goal podcast.
She said: ‘Every job that I’m linked to and every job that I’m going to be doing on screen for the next couple of years, I know the first thing people will be saying – a lot of it because it is already happening – it’s because I’m ticking a box.
‘I came back from playing professional in America in 2012 just before the London Olympics, I was already thinking about my career after sport then.
‘I went and I did a media degree in 2013 – I spent two years doing that for this same reason, so that no one could ever say that I was just ticking a box.’