Gary Lineker forced to pull out of BT Sport UCL coverage due to Covid-19 scare 6 months ago

Gary Lineker forced to pull out of BT Sport UCL coverage due to Covid-19 scare

Jake Humphrey replaced him as presenter

Gary Lineker was forced to pull out of Wednesday night's Champions League coverage on BT Sport due to a Covid-19 scare, after an 'important member' of the team who worked on Tuesday night's show tested positive for the virus.

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Lineker announced on Twitter that he would not be presenting the show, saying: "Massively disappointed not to be on BT Sport tonight for such a great game.

"A late shout after a positive Covid test to an important member of our team.

"Obeyed our strict social distancing guidelines, but it was decided to be ultra cautious & get tested before returning to work."

Jake Humphrey replaced Lineker as presenter of the Manchester City vs Paris Saint-Germain coverage, joined by a punditry panel of Joe Hart, Joleon Lescott and Owen Hargreaves.