The football pundit reveals no regrets about vowing to present the BBC show in his underwear following Leicester City's Premiership victory.Read the full story ›
Former striker Gary Lineker believes Leicester achieved the impossible after the Foxes were crowned Barclays Premier League champions.
Lineker will now have to present an episode of Match of the Day next season in his underpants following a pledge made on Twitter after the Foxes' 2-1 win over Chelsea in December.
Lineker told Radio 5 Live: '''I just think it's generally the biggest sporting shock. I can't think of anything that surpasses it. When it's your own team it's too extraordinary. Too difficult to put over in words.
''To be honest I got a bit emotional at the end of the game. I just couldn't hold it back. It was quite hard to breathe the last few minutes to be honest.
''I've followed them since I was a little kid...I saw them in a cup final - lose - that was the closest we ever got to big glory. Won the league cup a couple of times but this is just something else. This is actually impossible.
''There were no odds that I would have taken at the start of the season. No odds. You could have given me 10 million to one and I'd have said 'Nah, it's a waste of a quid'.
''It's extraordinary. I'm from there and I went to play for them for a couple of years. I even kind of part owned them for a while when they were in trouble.
"To see where they are now and to enjoy this moment especially with my family, it's incredible.''
Football TV presenter says sorry after posting a message that appeared to link the attacks and a joke about England's poor defence.Read the full story ›
Gary Lineker and Peter Shilton plotted how to deny the Germans in a penalty shootout, but they're plans were flawed.Read the full story ›
Gary Lineker claims the BBC would have screened Bradford's FA Cup fifth-round clash if their opponents had been known when the TV picks were made, before the fourth-round replays.
The BBC was criticised for overlooking the League One club after their giant-killing of Chelsea. Of the eight fifth-round ties played this weekend, Bradford's was one of three not shown live by either the BBC or BT Sport.
The Bantams made the broadcasters regret their decision by beating Sunderland 2-0 to reach the quarter-finals for the first time since 1976.
Sunderland had needed a replay to get past Fulham in the fourth round and Lineker claimed on Twitter that that was a key factor in the BBC picking Aston Villa's clash with Leicester and Man Utd's trip to Preston on Monday night instead.
The BBC can only show 2 ties in each round and select them pre replays. If they could've waited Bradford would obviously have been chosen.
Former footballer and sports presenter Gary Lineker has said Paul Gascoigne has got to help himself recover from his alcohol problems.
Speaking at a TV conference in Edinburgh, he said: "I wish him well but ultimately it's got to come from Paul."
Video courtesy of Edinburgh International Television Festival.
Former England player and football pundit Gary Lineker has called for a re-vote over who should host the 2022 World Cup following fresh allegations regarding Qatar's bid.
He wrote on Twitter:
More allegations of corruption against Qatar and members of FIFA exec. Is anyone surprised anymore?
I think FIFA need another vote. The best candidate for 2022, given 2018 is in Europe was, and still is, Australia.
Gary Lineker has told ITV News how he enlisted the help of Gary Barlow and a host of old England teammates for this year's World Cup song.Read the full story ›
Looking forward to interviewing Thomas Hitzlsperger for Football Focus this week. A man, hopefully, paving the way for others to follow.
"Keegan two,Heighway one,Liverpool three,Newcastle none". RIP David Coleman