Alex Scott’s rise to prominence
Alex Scott MBE has risen to prominence in the last two years as an insightful, articulate pundit, and has made history already this year, in becoming the first female presenter of BBC programme Football Focus.
🚨 Presenter announcement 🚨
We’re delighted to confirm @AlexScott is the new host of Football Focus!
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) May 15, 2021
Scott replaced Dan Walker, who had previously held the role for 12 years. In a piece for BBC Sport, she said:
“To say I’m the Football Focus presenter feels surreal. I’ve had some amazing messages and an incredible reaction on social media – I want to thank everyone for their support.”
“I promise you I will bring the best of myself to Football Focus and I hope you enjoy the ride.”
Fifa 22 commentator confirmed
In addition, Alex Scott has now taken to Twitter to share the fact that she is set to commentate on popular video game FIFA22.
Happy to finally share the news that I joined the FIFA family and will be commentating for #FIFA22! 🙌🏾🎮
— Alex Scott MBE (@AlexScott) July 21, 2021
The ex-England international will replace Alan McInally as the pitch-side reporter. In doing so, Scott becomes the first-ever English speaking female commentator on the game, though she assured that “I will certainly not be the last”.
Hopefully, Scott is proven right and more women find their way into the popular video game franchise.
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This article was edited by Conor Laird.