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BBC Apologises As Gary Lineker Reinstated As Match Of The Day Presenter

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Mr Lineker was told to step back from presenting Match Of The Day in a row over impartiality

Gary Lineker is set to return to hosting duties on the BBC next weekend, it has been confirmed. 

BBC Director-General Tim Davie has apologised after Mr Lineker was told to step back from presenting Match Of The Day (MOTD) in a row over impartiality and said he will return to hosting coverage this weekend.

In a statement, Mr Davie announced a new review on the broadcaster's existing social media guidance, with a particular focus on how it applies to freelancers outside news and current affairs.

He also announced that he looks forward to Mr Lineker "presenting our coverage this coming weekend”.

Mr Lineker did not appear on the football highlights programme after he was told to stand down from the role when he compared language used to launch a new British government asylum seeker policy with 1930s Germany in a Tweet.

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