Jermaine Jenas is reportedly set to make a surprise move to host a new show after MOTDx ends.
Last month, tHe BBC has canceled one of their football shows, the was a BBC Three spin-off of the BBC’s flagship football program Match of the Day, which first aired in 2019.
Hosted by Jermaine Jenas, the event had a relaxed take on football and was intended to appeal to a younger audience.
However, less than a month later Dan Walker got into a heated argument When Alex Scott criticized the BBC’s ratings, the show was canceled.
According to reports, Jenas now seems to have landed a new gig in a surprise field.
Jermaine Jenas is reportedly set to take on a new role after MOTDx was axed by the BBC
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Accordingly talkSPORTJenas is considered the new venue for Formula E – the electric car version of Formula 1.
With her two-year tenure at Channel 4 recently coming to an end, the sport is looking for a new home on British television.
The outlet also claims that ITV and TNT Sport are two of the leading candidates to take on the sport, and given his strong links with both broadcasters, Jenas has been considered for the role.
The new Formula E season starts in January 2024 in Mexico City and reporting will initially be carried out by the production company Whisper.
In a recent statement, their Chief Media Officer, Aarti Dabas, said: “We look forward to working with Whisper, who will bring their impressive, proven capabilities in creating compelling sports and entertainment broadcast content to Formula E.”
“Formula E is the most competitive motorsport world championship with unrivaled racing action, big personalities in the paddock and authentic storylines that capture the imagination of new and current viewers.”
Jenas was tipped to host Formula E, which could soon be broadcast on ITV or TNT Sport
MOTDx’s cancellation came shortly after two of the BBC’s most famous stars clashed over the ratings of the channel’s other show, Football Focus.
Towards the end of September, Football Focus presenter Alex Scott hit back at her predecessor Dan Walker, who said it was “hard” to watch the iconic BBC show axed amid a dramatic fall in viewing figures.
Walker hosted the BBC One show for 11 years between 2009 and 2021 before Alex Scott succeeded him.
As Mail Sport revealed, the 49-year-old show lost more than a third of its pre-season viewers in four years.