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Gary Lineker is just one Leicester win away from presenting MOTD in his jocks

The former England striker is likely regretting opening his mouth on Twitter last December.


We’ll possibly know Gary Lineker’s preference in a few months’ time.

The Match of the Day presenter, and proud Leicester City fan, may be just one Foxes win away from hosting the BBC show in his underpants.

Lineker, 55, may already be regretting sending out a tweet in December claiming he would present the first show of next season in just his underwear if Leicester win the Premier League.

Most, including Lineker, expected Leicester to have stumbled out of the title race by now but the Foxes find themselves cruising home, sitting seven points clear at the summit with three games to go.

As the improbable becomes increasingly likely, Lineker revealed he has been in touch with Match of the Day bosses in the hope of getting out of his forfeit. But it is now looking like the former England striker, who played for Leicester from 1978 to 1985, will stay true to his word.

“You’ll have to wait and see. I’ve kind of said I’ll have to do it,” the 55-year-old told the Radio Times.

“The conversation’s been had. I’ve told them many times, ‘Please tell me I can’t do it’.

“When I sent the tweet in December I categorically knew there was zero chance that (Leicester) would win.

“I’m in good shape. For an old b*****d. I’ll probably work out for the two weeks beforehand very, very hard.”

Anticipation is building on social media as Lineker edges closer to eating his words.


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