Homes Under The Hammer presenter Dion Dublin, 52, has revealed Alex Scott’s development from retired footballer to TV host in such a brief period of time has left him shocked. The previous Arsenal participant was introduced as the brand new presenter of Soccer Focus in Could this yr after Dan Walker determined to step down.
Alex retired from her profession as knowledgeable footballer in 2017 and moved straight on to touchdown a job as the primary feminine soccer pundit at a World Cup for the BBC in 2018.
She then branched out as an everyday visitor host on The One Present, earlier than competing in Strictly Come Dancing in 2019 alongside skilled dancer Neil Jones.
Talking out on her expertise as a presenter, Dion, who typically works with Alex on Soccer Focus, stated in an unique interview with Express.co.uk: “Alex Scott has are available now to do Soccer Focus within the place of Dan, and Alex, I don’t know the way she’s accomplished this, she’s gone from being an excellent presenter to being a really, superb presenter in a brief house of time.
“And she or he’s nonetheless studying, she’s solely younger.
“She’s not lengthy retired and he or she’s acquired the Soccer Focus gig, and the extra she does it, the higher she’ll get.”
Dion then detailed the conversations he had with Alex earlier than she took on the function.
The previous footballer stated: “I communicate to Alex on a regular basis and if there’s any recommendation I may give her, I’ll give her.
“She listens on a regular basis, she’s an excellent listener and he or she can be a really, superb presenter for Soccer Focus.
“She is aware of that she’s acquired a really, very large gig, however she’s assured, and I’m assured that she’ll smash it out the park.
“She’s been good, to retire after which tackle the world of media and presenting so rapidly.
“I imply, being as lovely as she is and as assured as she is, that helps.
“However when you’re as educated as Scottie, and the sport in addition to Scottie, then you definitely’ve acquired an opportunity at having an extended profession in presenting, which I’m positive she’ll have and he or she’ll all the time have my help.”
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Dan fronted Soccer Focus for 12 years earlier than his exit.
When quizzed on whether or not he was shocked to see Dan go away his Soccer Focus function behind, Dion admitted: “Sure I used to be, I used to be shocked to see him go.
“I believe Dan is good, he’s nice – his sense of humour, his sporting data, he makes it in regards to the product not about himself, and all good presenters do that.
“He simply passes every little thing over to us, he simply provides us one thing and principally says, ‘There you go, chat about that’.