BBC Defends Question Of Sport After Paddy McGuinness’ Debut Sparks Mixed Response

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Paddy McGuinness is the new host of A Question Of Sport

Following this mixed reception, a BBC spokesperson has defended this new version of Question Of Sport.

“Question Of Sport has been a firm favourite of BBC One audiences for over 50 years,” they said in a statement (via Metro). “One of the reasons the show remains successful is because the hosts and captains change. 

“It’s always been important that Question Of Sport remains an authentic sports quiz which we hope continues to entertain.”

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Paddy in the all-new Question Of Sport studio

Ahead of the new series launch, Paddy joked that despite his co-stars’ competitive natures, he hadn’t had to break up too many fights between the panellists during recording.

“Do you know what, it’s been actually really lovely. I’ve not had to stop many arguments at the minute,” he said on The One Show.

“[Sam and Ugo] are both very competitive, I would say that, but it’s kind of just flowed really and there’s been a really nice vibe.”

A Question of Sport continues on Fridays at 7.35pm on BBC One.

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