Jermaine Jenas is 'being lined up for a shock new TV role'

Jermaine Jenas is ‘being lined up for a surprise new role’ just one month after BBC axed his football show MOTDx

  • Jermaine Jenas is reportedly being lined up for a surprise new hosting role  
  • The news comes shortly after BBC axed football show MOTDx on the sly 
  • Listen to the latest episode of Mail Sport’s podcast ‘It’s All Kicking Off!’ 

Jermaine Jenas is reportedly being lined up for a shock move to host a new show after the end of MOTDx.

Last month, the BBC axed one of their football shows, which was a BBC Three spin-off of the BBC’s flagship football programme Match of the Day, first airing in 2019. 

Hosted by Jermaine Jenas, it took a relaxed view at football and was supposed to target younger audiences.

However, less than a month after Dan Walker became embroiled in a fierce row with Alex Scott over the BBC’s viewing figures, the show was axed.

Now, according to reports, Jenas looks to have landed a new gig in a surprise field.

Jermaine Jenas is reportedly being lined up for a new role after MOTDx was axed by the BBC

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According to talkSPORT, Jenas is being lined up as the new host for Formula E – which is the electric car version of Formula 1. 

After their two-year tenure with Channel 4 came to an end recently, the sport is looking for a new home on UK televsion. 

The outlet also claim that ITV and TNT Sport are two of the front-runners to pick up the sport and, given his strong links to both broascasters, Jenas has been tipped for the role.

The new season of Formula E starts in Mexico City in January 2024 and the coverage will be initially provided by production company Whisper. 

In a recent statement, their Chief Media Officer, Aarti Dabas, said: ‘We are excited to work with Whisper who will bring to Formula E their impressive, proven credentials for creating compelling sports and entertainment broadcast content.

‘Formula E is the most competitive motorsport world championship with unrivalled racing action, big personalities in the paddock, and genuine storylines that will capture the imagination of new and current audiences.’

Jenas has been tipped to host Formula E – which could soon be broadcast on ITV or TNT Sport

MOTDx’s axing came shortly after two of the BBC’s most iconic stars clashed over viewing figures for the broadcaster’s other show, Football Focus.

Towards the end of September, Football Focus presenter Alex Scott hit back at her predecessor Dan Walker, who said that it’s ‘hard’ to see the iconic BBC show struggling amid a dramatic slump in audience figures that could see it axed.

Walker presented the BBC One show for 11 years between 2009 and 2021, before Alex Scott took over from him.

As revealed by Mail Sport, the 49-year-old programme lost more than one third of its early-season viewers in the space of four years.


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