Arsenal Ladies and England Women’s international Alex Scott has joined the London Live Sports Team, making her debut presenting alongside former football and TV personality Jimmy Bullard on Jimmy Bullard Kicks Off last Friday night.
Every Friday, Jimmy and Alex present Jimmy Bullard Kicks Off, which will continue to feature celebrity and sporting guest interviews, looking ahead at upcoming games and discussing the latest football and sports news with sports journalists. With Alex, who has more than 100 caps for her country, now on board, viewers can expect lots of fun and banter and new challenge-focused features that will kick-start the weekend in style.
The Arsenal captain and England Vice-captain is one of the UK’s most decorated players in women’s football and will take the ‘Kicks Off’ team to the next level, as well as giving unprecedented access, news and insights into one of the world’s fastest growing sports – women’s football.
Since launch, the well-received ‘Kicks Off’ show has featured high profile sports stars such as David James, Phil Brown, Alex Reid, Dave Bassett, Wally Downes, Max Whitlock, Gail Emms, Jordanne Whiley, Perri Shakes Drayton, Dan Hardy, Nick Mathews, John McCririck and musicians such as Glen Matlock, the Enemy and Jon McClure from Reverend and the Makers, ex-Supergrass founding member Danny Goffey and actors such as Frank Harper, Adam Deacon and many more to come…
Alex Scott, Arsenal and England football player said, ”When I was offered the chance to present with my mate Jimmy, I jumped at the chance. I’m a big fan of ‘Kicks Off’ and loved being on the show as a guest a few weeks ago, so when I was asked to join the team I was thrilled.
“Over the last few years women’s football has grown considerably and I hope that I can continue to help build awareness both as a footballer and now as a broadcaster too.”
Jimmy Bullard, former footballer and TV personality said: “Alex is an brilliant footballer and has a cracking personality, so is a great addition to the team. I can’t wait to present the show with my mate every Friday night and create even more chaos!”
Lucy Myers Programme Director for London Live said “Alex is hugely respected in the football world and a big presenting talent, as shown in her recent work for Arsenal TV and Soccer AM. She has a fantastic warm, down- to-earth, fun personality and will undoubtedly complement Jimmy’s hilarious character.”
We’ve been delighted with the feedback on Monday’s show since Jason took the hot seat. Jason has demonstrated his natural authoritative, presenting flair alongside some pretty controversial opinions and has really engaged with viewers. With so much sport happening over the weekend it’s a natural progression to give our viewers more of the analysis and debate they are enjoying, and we are delighted to reward Jason with an expanded role fronting the whole show.”
Jason Cundy Kicks Off airs every Monday live at 7pm.
Jimmy Bullard Kicks Off airs every Friday live at 7pm.
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