Sue Barker will be stepping down as presenter on BBC game show A Question of Sport, as part of a series of planned changes for the programme.
The ex-tennis pro has helmed the TV show for over 20 years of its 50-year run – she was the third host after David Vine and David Coleman.
Barker will not be the only key figure to depart the much-loved series – team captains ex-England rugby player Matt Dawson and former England international cricketer Phil Tufnell have also been confirmed to be leaving the long-running sports quiz.
"I've absolutely loved my 24 years fronting A Question of Sport, it's been my dream job," Sue has said. "But I understand the BBC want to take the show in a new direction and I'm sad to say goodbye."
Both captains have taken to Twitter to voice their sadness at these changes. Tufnell posted: "13 yrs @QuestionofSport has been a great part of life .. going to miss it hugely .. thanks so much for all the lovely messages !!"
Dawson was "not sure how to respond" to the news, thanking fans for their messages and going on to post: "Needless to say I will miss @QuestionofSport immensely."
The final series with the trio still together will be broadcast next year, and the new line-up is yet to be announced.
A BBC spokesman added: "We would like to thank Sue for her enormous contribution as the show's longest reigning host over the last 24 years, and Matt and Phil for their excellent team captaincy.
"Together they have ensured A Question of Sport remains a firm favourite with the BBC One audience."
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