Gary Lineker will miss the FA Cup quarter-final today because he has lost his voice, the BBC has said.
Lineker was struggling with his voice during live coverage of Manchester City’s 6-0 win over Burnley on Saturday and it has not improved. Alex Scott will now host Sunday afternoon’s quarter-final between Premier League club Brighton and fourth-tier Grimsby Town.
‘I’ve been silenced … literally, by a nasty cold so, annoyingly, won’t be working at Brighton this afternoon,’ Lineker wrote on Twitter.
Seizing the opportunity, ex-Match of the Day presenter, David Icke has said that he is available, sharing the message ‘I’m available for less than the £1.35 million for the easiest presenting gig on television. I’ve done it before and I’m less controversial.’