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A Question Of Sport team captain Matt Dawson breaks silence after axe


Programme Name: A Question of Sport 2019 - TX: n/a - Episode: A Question of Sport 2019 - generics (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: Matt Dawson, Sue Barker, Phil Tufnell - (C) BBC - Photographer: Vishal Sharma
A Question Of Sport’s Matt Dawson has spoken out (Picture: BBC)

A Question Of Sport team captain Matt Dawson has broken his silence after being axed from the programme alongside Sue Barker and Phil Tufnell.

The trio is leaving the show as part of a major shake-up, with the BBC confirming the host and team captain’s upcoming series would be their last.

Taking to Twitter to address the news, Matt penned: ‘Thanks for all the lovely messages. I’m not sure how to respond so I’ll have a think.

‘Needless to say I will miss @QuestionofSport immensely….’

Matt, Sue and Phil’s departure was announced on Saturday night with a spokesperson saying: ‘We would like to thank Sue for her enormous contribution as the show’s longest-reigning host over the last 23 years.

‘And Matt and Phil for their excellent team captaincy over 16 and 12 years respectively.’


Sue has fronted the programme since 1997 (Picture: BBC)

They continued: ‘Together they have ensured A Question Of Sport remains a firm favourite with the BBC One audience.’

The spokesperson went on to add that Sue, Matt and Phil’s final series will air next year before they are replaced with a new team.

Former tennis champion Sue has fronted the BBC programme, which is the longest-running sports show since 1997.

She was later joined by team captains Phil and Matt.

The quiz show first started in 1970 and was originally presented by David Vine along with team captains Henry Cooper and Cliff Morgan.

The new presenter and team captains have not been announced.

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