I agree - ex-sports stars are generally
presenters, but there are a few exceptions . . .
Lineker has just about proven himself on Match of the Day, I'll resevere judgement though until he tackles the Masters and the Open.
Steve Cram had a dodgy start a few years back, but he IMO he proved himself on Olympic Grandstand last year. But sometimes sounds so relaxed he's horizontal.
Steve Davis and John Parrott have gone solo presenting a few snooker programmes - disastrous.
And as for ties - fair enough, polo shirts or whatever on Sunday Grandstand. But on Grandstand, Match of the Day, and any major event, its gotta be formal. Just doesnt feel right otherwise.
BBC SPORT. THE OLYMPIC BROADCASTER.