Carson blasts BBC for axing Barker from Question Of Sport
Daily Express|September 19, 2020
FORMER A Question Of Sport team captain Willie Carson has hit out at the BBC’s decision to axe Sue Barker – and said the host’s replacement should not automatically be from an ethnic minority background.
Peter Robinson

Barker is leaving after 24 years while team captains Matt Dawson and Phil Tufnell will also depart as part of a major shake-up.

BBC bosses are said to be looking at making the panel more diverse – with Alex Scott rumoured to be in the frame to take over from Barker.

But Carson, 77, who appeared with Bill Beaumont as a team captain in 1982, questioned the decision to replace the whole panel.

Chemistry

He said: “The BBC are on dangerous ground because these are big shoes to fill. Very big shoes to fill.

“It seems a little bit harsh in a way, because it seems to be a very successful team. I’m sure most people were very happy the way the format is at the moment. I certainly am.

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