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Sue's replacement confirmed? - p7

IS
Inspector Sands
Yes, Mark Chapman would be my choice. I'd put money on Sam Quek as well being one of the captains.

Mark Chapman is a good call, he has a great sense of humour, perfect for the show. Also now with his changed home circumstances the working hours are probably better for him than doing sports coverage
SP
Steve in Pudsey Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Is it just the personnel or does the whole format need reinventing? It seems very safe and a bit dull compared with A League of Their Own for example.

It almost needs to keep the current Sue/Matt/Phil format and have a Cats does Countdown style spin off running in parallel.
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PI
pip2 Meridian (South) South East Today
Is it just the personnel or does the whole format need reinventing? It seems very safe and a bit dull compared with A League of Their Own for example.


BBC NEWS ARTICLE
“Sue Barker is leaving the BBC's A Question Of Sport after 23 years, as part of a major shake-up at the programme .

Team captains Matt Dawson and Phil Tufnell will also depart the long-running sports quiz show.”
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
I'd argue going back to basics to an extent and not trying to be another show would benefit it.

Not sure if it still routinely records on Sundays which could rule out any talent connected to MOTD2 for example and Dan Walker for that matter.
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AN
Andrew Founding member Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Is it just the personnel or does the whole format need reinventing? It seems very safe and a bit dull compared with A League of Their Own for example.

It almost needs to keep the current Sue/Matt/Phil format and have a Cats does Countdown style spin off running in parallel.

Well it’s not as dull and safe as it once was.

Yes I can see a shake up, with younger names which will either be the shot in the arm it needs attracting the next generation of viewers, or will be disliked by the existing viewers and not attract new ones due to it at the end of the day still being wholesome pre watershed BBC viewing, and the show will be axed after one series, and it’ll go the way of some other BBC long runners after they revamp them.

I expect they’ll go for people who are seen to be part of the BBC family in some way, so either someone involved in sports coverage or a podcast now or someone who has been on, or will be on, Strictly at some point in the past.
IS
Inspector Sands
Yes I don't watch it but it's occasionally on in the background and it's a long way from the old cosy days of David Coleman. They always seem to be doing some silly game, it's definately played more for laughs these days
DV
dvboy Central (West) Midlands Today
RDJ posted:
For Sue, this is her only regular TV spot other than Wimbledon. I'm guessing that's all we'll see her on now.


She also presents Queens two weeks before Wimbledon and the Tour Finals in November, but apart from those and the odd tennis-related special there's nothing else that I can think of.

I imagine if she wanted more work she'd go to another broadcaster but perhaps she's happy with what she does now.
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JL
JamesLaverty1925 Central (East) East Midlands Today
Sad to see Sue go, but I’ve been saying for years that Daws and Tuffers should because they’d been there far too long and the show has grown stale.

I wouldn’t be surprised if they now have the first permanent female captain, and oddly enough the two I had thought of have already been mentioned in Alex Scott and Sam Quek.

As for the other captain, Crouchy is a safe bet, but I doubt they’d have two from the same sport if Alex is the other captain. Greg Rutherford maybe? He’s stood in before and was pretty good, or are they going to use Strictly as a tester to see how popular Nicola Adams or Jason Bell are to use that as a launchpad to make them one of the new captains.

On that note, surprised Ore Oduba hasn’t been mentioned as a potential host, although my first choices would be Gabby Logan or Dan Walker, plus with filming at Media City, Walker would be the logical option since he’s based there most of the week anyway.
JL
JamesLaverty1925 Central (East) East Midlands Today
Is it just the personnel or does the whole format need reinventing? It seems very safe and a bit dull compared with A League of Their Own for example.

It almost needs to keep the current Sue/Matt/Phil format and have a Cats does Countdown style spin off running in parallel.


They tried ALOTO style spin off a few years ago, but it didn’t really work.

I think AQOS’s space in the schedule will be safe. It serves a purpose opposite Corrie, the BBC know it won’t win the slot, but still holds up OK
JA
JAS84 Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
Yes, Mark Chapman would be my choice. I'd put money on Sam Quek as well being one of the captains.

Mark Chapman is a good call, he has a great sense of humour, perfect for the show. Also now with his changed home circumstances the working hours are probably better for him than doing sports coverage

He also recently hosted it on Radio 5 Live. The captains were still Matt and Phil though.
PF
PFML84 UTV Newsline
Not Ore Oduba, please! Only just getting over his omnipresence for the past couple of years since his Strictly win.
ST
Steve Founding member Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
I can see Isa Guha being in with a shout as host - helps build her profile on the BBC as they look to build up their cricket coverage, etc.
Steve

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