What time is Match of the Day on TV tonight and why are there no BBC presenters?

MATCH of the Day is set to go ahead as planned despite having no presenter, pundits or commentary team following Gary Lineker’s suspension from the BBC.

It comes after the former England star’s controversial tweet surrounding the government’s new immigration legislation.

Alan Shearer and Gary Lineker for Match of the DayPA

The BBC said it has: “decided that he will step back from presenting Match of the Day until we’ve got an agreed and clear position on his use of social media.”

What time is Match of the Day and what channel is it on?

Match of the Day is on TONIGHT at 10:20pm UK time.
Match of the Day will be shown live on BBC 1.
You can stream it free via BBC iPlayer, providing you have a valid TV license.

Why are there no presenters on Match of the Day?

There will be no presenters, pundits or BBC commentary during tonight’s screening of Match of the Day.

High-profile names within the BBC, such as Alan Shearer, Ian Wright, Alex Scott, Micah Richards, Mark Chapman and Jermain Jenas, have all pulled out as a sign of solidarity to colleague Gary Lineker following his suspension from the BBC.

Meaning there will be nobody in the studio to take us through all of Saturday’s Premier League action.

A statement from a BBC spokesperson read “Some of our pundits have said they don’t wish to appear on the programme while we seek to resolve the situation with Gary.

In addition to a vacant studio, regular Match of the Day commentator Steve Wilson has revealed that neither he nor any of his colleagues will commentate on any games for tonight’s program.

@Wilsonfooty via Twitter

Meanwhile, all clubs participating in Saturday’s Premier League fixtures will not be asked any questions by the BBC.

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