Gary Lineker will not present FA Cup coverage after losing his voice
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By Lauren Turner
Gary Lineker will not present FA Cup quarter-final coverage as planned on Sunday after losing his voice.
He had returned to football shows on Saturday, having been taken off air earlier this month following an impartiality row with the BBC.
But on Sunday he said he had been "silenced... literally, by a nasty cold" and "annoyingly" would not be in Brighton for the match.
Alex Scott will present when Brighton & Hove Albion face Grimsby Town instead.
Lineker could be heard struggling with his voice on Saturday's live coverage of Manchester City v Burnley.
In a tweet on Sunday morning, BBC Sport said the presenter's voice deteriorated overnight and therefore there would be "a line-up change" of its presenters on Sunday.
The impartiality row followed a critical tweet Linker sent on the government's asylum policy, describing it as an "immeasurably cruel policy directed at the most vulnerable people in language that is not dissimilar to that used by Germany in the 30s".……
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