Lineker has spoken out about the changes to television at the BBC and how he believes he could be the next to go
The retired ace, who netted 48 goals for England, said it was ‘only a matter of time’ before cyborgs replaced him and other pundits like Alan Shearer and Ian Wright.He said the BBC had already got rid of the old Match of the Day set by replacing it with a CGI-style green screen at its MediaCityUK studio in Manchester.
Speaking on his Behind Closed Doors podcast with Danny Baker, Lineker claimed the BBC had ‘fired’ the old set.He said: “We’ve basically fired the set at Match of the Day – it’s virtual reality, so we’re in a green room.“It’s only a matter of time before they bring in robots... in fact, some would say they’ve already got robots in there!
“Obviously the BBC has to try and save costs even though it’s expensive to put in.”Lineker is the BBC’s highest paid presenter earning £1.75million-a-year, but recently said he had ‘volunteered’ to take a pay-cut, saying last month: “I love my job at the BBC and I enjoy doing it.
“I’m currently negotiating a new contract with them and I’m volunteering to take less.”Read More Mirror Football's Top Stories Lineker also revealed how he was CANED by a German headmaster after being accused of beating up another kid.The 58-year-old former Tottenham and Barcelona striker said he was just 10 when he was caned at primary school in Leicestershire.
He said: “Someone said that I hit some kid on the way home – I’ve never hit anyone in my life. Read more: Daily Mirror »
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Former BBC chairman says BBC is 'blameless' and could never pay licence fee for over-75sFORMER BBC chairman Lord Michael Grade joined Charlie Stayt on BBC Breakfast this morning to talk about how the government and broadcaster could work together to continue to provide free TV licences for those over 75. If it cut back the crap it produced and paid less to it's hanger one it could Why cant I opt out if I dont want the sports with sky I dont pay Rot
BBC and government 'should save free TV licences'The proposed means-testing system for the over-75s is an 'absurd situation', MPs say in a report. YES Or how about means testing them on a sensical financial basis rather than arbitrarily dishing them out based on how many sun orbits you've completed? Should be a call to get rid of the BBC then we can all have free TV
Arch Remainer Dominic Grieve caught out as BBC Newsnight host exposes Brexit hypocrisyDOMINIC GRIEVE was caught out on BBC ’s Newsnight after the host, Emma Barnett, exposed his hypocrisy towards the ERG. Grieve is worse than that. He is a traitor defending Brussels and Macron gravy train. He doesn't believe in democracy, only in plutocracy which is government by the wealthy. No comparison with the ERG who truly believe in democracy. The EU is a plutocracy.
BBC QT audience member reveals fatal flaw in Labour's Brexit strategy, 'Make your mind up'LISA NANDY was told to make up her mind over upon a general election during a fiery debate on BBC Question Time.
BBC QT fury: Theo Paphitis clashes with Extinction Rebellion member - 'You're deluded'THEO PAPHITIS delivered a stunning blow to an Extinction Rebellion spokesperson for being “deluded” during BBC ’s Question Time on Thursday night. His teeth look like they are about to Thexit. Theo is deluded thinking that planting a tree for every employee is going to do much for climate change. Thought the numpty word was a bit unnecessary. Perhaps he should listen to the IPCC and Mark Carney. So should the DE.
Extinction Rebellion protests blockade the BBC not letting people in to workEXTINCTION Rebellion protesters have blockaded the BBC in London this morning – chanting “ BBC , can’t you see, this is an emergency”. Workers at the HQ are reportedly unable … FLOGS A 'Biasedless' Newsday? That would be great for a change! MilneCharlotte1 Who cares, we only get bullshit out of there anyway