‘I’ve been silenced … literally’: Gary Lineker absent for BBC after losing voice

Lineker to miss Sunday’s live FA Cup game due to ‘nasty cold’ Alex Scott will step in to host Brighton v Grimsby coverage

Gary Lineker will not be on the BBC for their FA Cup quarter-final coverage on Sunday because he has lost his voice, the corporation has said.

Lineker was struggling with his voice during live coverage of Manchester City’s 6-0 win over Burnley on Saturday and it has not improved. Alex Scott will now host Sunday afternoon’s quarter-final between Premier League club Brighton and fourth-tier Grimsby Town.

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