Gary Lineker dismisses BBC drama and partying with Paloma Faith
Gary Lineker seems to be putting the BBC scandal behind him as he enjoyed an exclusive night out with fellow celebrities.
of today’s game The controversial 62-year-old presenter asked to step down from a popular soccer highlights showwhich was then at the center of an impartiality dispute with the BBC Tweet about the new government’s asylum seeker policy.
But on Thursday night, Lineker brushed off the drama and partied with celebrities at the Apollo Muse launch party at 1 Mount Street. London.
Dressed in a sharp gray blazer, dark blue shirt, black pants and, of course, his signature black frame, the popular host grinned wide for the camera.
He also posed for a photo with Never Tear Us Apart singer Paloma Faith, 41, who had a ballerina vibe in an elegant white button-down dress that boasted a tulle skirt.
The pair seemed delighted with each other’s company, with Paloma putting her hands on her hips as they were snapped at the bar.
It’s been a tumultuous few weeks for Lineker, who was sidelined from Match of the Day for tweets comparing the language used to initiate the German government’s new government asylum seeker policy in the 1930s.
co-star of Lineker Ian Wright, Alan Shearerand Alex Scott also pulled out of last weekend’s episode of “Solidarity.”
On Monday, the BBC and Lineker confirmed that he will return to his hosting duties this Saturday and “follow editorial guidelines” pending the BBC’s review.
Lineker was recently accused of believing he had a “special agreement” with the BBC secretary-general to tweet about refugees and migrants, his representative said.
John Holmes, who represents the popular host, said the fairness controversy stemming from Lineker’s recent online behavior had “been thrown into chaos” despite everyone’s efforts to “calm down.”
Writing for The New Statesman, Holmes said:
He went on to describe the BBC’s guidelines for staff and freelancers’ use of social media as “a bit vague”, but said both he and Lineker believed in the station’s “fairness and independence”. said.
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