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Final whistle for Colin Murray as MOTD 2 presenter

Murray will be replaced by Mark Chapman from the start of next season, BBC bosses confirm.

MARK CHAPMAN IS set to take over as Match of the Day 2 host after BBC bosses benched Colin Murray.

Chapman stepped in as a sub for Murray recently while the Northern Irish presenter fronted the station’s coverage of the BDO World Darts Championship.

In a short statement the Beeb said that the switch will be made permanent from the start of next season, although Murray will continue on as regular presenter on both television and radio.

Murray, 35, was chosen to front the highlights package after Adrian Chiles left the station to join ITV in 2010 but his off-the-cuff presenting style did not go down well with some viewers.

“We’d like to thank Colin for his great contribution to Match of the Day 2,” said a BBC statement.

We look forward to him continuing on the show until the end of the current football season.

He will continue to play a key role in BBC output, especially as a regular presenter on 5 live and across TV output for darts and American football.

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