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Gabby Logan to front new midweek BBC Premier League show

Jurgen Klopp

A new midweek Premier League show fronted by Gabby Logan has been added to the BBC's extensive football coverage for the 2016-17 season.

Match of the Day returns on Saturday nights, while BBC Radio 5 live will feature 144 live Premier League games.

Live text on the BBC Sport website will cover every Premier League match, as well as international, European, Football League and women's action.

There will also be the return of FA Cup coverage across the BBC.

The Premier League Show will feature in-depth interviews with players, broadcast from the National Football Museum in Manchester.

Gary Lineker meets Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp for the first programme, which will be aired on Thursday, 25 August at 22:00 BST.

Lineker will also return as host of Match of the Day.

In December, Lineker tweeted that he would present the first programme of the new season in his underwear if his home-town club Leicester City won the Premier League - which they did.

Viewers will have to wait until Saturday though to see if the former England striker keeps his promise.

Gary Lineker tweets 'YES! If Leicester win the Premier League I'll do the first Match of the Day of the next season in just my undies.

Elsewhere, BBC coverage will include:

  • The FA Cup back for another season with 16 live matches and highlights of every round across all platforms.
  • BBC Radio 5 live bringing more commentaries than any other British broadcaster, with 144 Premier League games.
  • Jermaine Jenas and Jason Mohammad in new presenting roles on 5 live, including Jenas presenting The Friday Football Social alongside Darren Fletcher.
  • Personalised BBC Football service via the BBC Sport website and app and exclusive behind-the-scenes access via social media accounts.

New lead executive for BBC football, Steve Rudge, said: "As excitement builds towards the new football season, we are delighted to announce our extensive offering which now includes the new midweek magazine programme.

"Last season, 64% of fans followed the Premier League on the BBC only, highlighting our ability to unite the nation via our dedicated football service.

"This season will see the BBC deliver an unrivalled multiplatform offering which allows audiences to have the latest news and insight 24/7, wherever and whenever they wish."

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