Gary Lineker is returning to the BBC

Friday, May 5th, 2023

England’s influential former football striker, Gary Lineker, the long-time presenter of the BBC’s main football commentary programme, has agreed to return to the BBC.

“Gary is a valuable part of the BBC. As Gerry, I know how much he values ​​the BBC. We look forward to his return to the program this coming weekend,” said BBC Director General Tim Davey.

Director General Tim Davey said in a statement that the BBC will conduct an independent review of the social media usage guidelines for staff.

He said the review would focus on existing guidance on how to behave on social media, particularly those working on independent contracts, not in the news and current affairs sector, such as Gary Lineker.

Gary also agrees to act in accordance with existing guidelines while this review is in place.