Alex Scott MBE is a former professional footballer, presenter and broadcaster.
The former Arsenal Captain and England Centurion is one of the nation’s most in demand presenters and an ambassador for Nike, Vitality, Flexiseq and Mastercard. In 2021, Alex began her new role as host of BBC’s Football Focus, the first permanent female host in its 47-year history.
Alex signed with Arsenal at age 8 and stayed with the team for most of her career. Alex helped the club achieve a domestic double of the FA Women’s Cup and the FA Women’s Premier League. While playing for England Alex had the opportunity to travel all over the world playing the game she loves. Alex retired from international football in 2017, though not before representing Great Britain in the Olympics. Alex ended her career the second most capped England player across the men’s and women’s game with 140 appearances.
Since retiring in 2018, Alex has embarked upon a successful broadcasting career. In that time, Alex became a fundamental part of BBC Sport’s football broadcasting team including Football Focus, MOTD and Final Score while also joining Sky Sports for both domestic and international fixtures. Alex made history as the first female pundit on a Sky Sports’ Super Sunday and made waves as the first female to commentate for the BBC for a Men’s World Cup. In 2020, Alex joined CBS for the US coverage of the Champions League and in 2021 partnered with Clare Balding as a host of BBC One’s daily evening Tokyo 2020 Olympics highlight show “Today at the Games”.
Away from her work in the world of sport, Alex has both hosted and been part of some of the biggest entertainment shows in the country. Last year, Alex co-presented Sports Relief and Children in Need and joined the hosting team of the years Sports Personality of the Year. In 2019, Alex took part in and won Bear Grylls: Mission Survivor and reached the quarter finals of Strictly Come Dancing. In 2021, Alex was announced as the host of new BBC One daytime quiz show, The Tournament and in 2022 will join Freddie Flintoff and Holly Willoughby as part of the presentation team for ITV1’s new primetime show – The Real Games.
Alex is also heavily involved in charitable projects, working with Premier League Communities and launching the Sky Ocean Rescue and Premier League Plastic Pollution Challenge. She also opened The Alex Scott Academy in 2012, the first of its kind for women in the UK. Alex wanted to create an academy system that not only focused on training but also focused on working towards qualifications, providing players with an unrivalled calibre of training, skill development and match play all while promoting excellence in the classroom as well.