A QUESTION OF SPORT INTRODUCES NEW HOST AND TEAM CAPTAINS

Paddy McGuiness takes over from Sue Barker on the BBC panel show, whilst Hockey player Sam Quek and Rugby pundit Ugo Monye become new team captains.


Paddy told The Mirror: "I love the fiercely competitive nature of sports stars coupled with having a laugh. That’s why A Question of Sport has always been one of my favourite shows and having been weaned on it from an early age, this is an honour and opportunity I’m certainly not taking lightly...


He continued: "I grew up with both Davids hosting but it’s Sue who made this show her own. She will always be A Question of Sport icon, but I’ll try my best to stamp my own mark on it."


Sam said: "This really is my dream job! I’ve watched A Question of Sport since I was a little girl and my ambition to appear on the show came true five years ago - but I never thought that I would one day be a captain. And the first female captain in the show’s 50-year history too...



"I have some huge shoes to fill as Matt and Phil are two of the greatest captains to have ever appeared on the show but it’s thanks to trailblazers like Sue Barker that I now have this opportunity. I’ll give it my all and make sure I enjoy every minute of the ride. Oh, and Ugo… I’m coming for you!!"


Ugo also commented: "It’s a show I have watched my entire life, so to be named as a captain is truly humbling. A Question of Sport has had some phenomenal team captains from rugby over the years with legends like Bill Beaumont and more recently Matt Dawson, so I’m looking forward to hopefully adding to that list...


"I’d like to thank Sue Barker, Phil Tufnell, and Matt Dawson for making the show what it is today. I’m hoping to be as welcoming as they have been with guests, as competitive and have just as much fun!"


A Question Of Sport returns later this year on BBC One.