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ALEX SCOTT takes to the presenter role this weekend for 2020's BBC Sports Personality of the Year award ceremony.

The 36-year-old will present alongside TV stalwarts Gary Lineker, Clare Balding and Gabby Logan.

Here's everything you need to know about Scott…

Who is Alex Scott?

Born October 14, 1984, Alexandra Virina Scott is an English footballer who retired in 2017.

Scott was welcomed on to the Emirates pitch to a standing ovation after announcing her retirement as part of Arsene Wenger's leaving party after the men's last home game.

During her career she has won eight league titles, three WSL Cups and seven FA Cups, the Champions League once and two Community Shields.

The 34-year-old made 148 appearances for the Gunners.

She also put in 140 appearances for England.

Scott made her debut for the national side in 2004 where she went on to become England's second-most capped player, winning a silver and bronze medal at the 2009 Euros and 2015 World Cup respectively.

She was named in Great Britain's 18-player squad for the 2012 London Olympics and was awarded an MBE in the 2017 New Year's Honours list for her services to football.

What has Alex Scott said about presenting SPOTY 2020?

"Now more than ever it will be amazing to champion those who have stood out this year in their field," she said.

"As well as highlighting the unsung heroes who have made a positive difference in 2020 despite how challenging the year has been for so many."

The 35-year-old is on social media and can be found on Twitter @AlexScott.

The ex-footballer has 244,000 followers on the social media platform.

She can also be found on Instagram @alexscott2.

The former Strictly contestant boasts an impressive 339,000 followers on the popular social media website.

How did Alex Scott make TV history?

Outside of her playing career, Alex is also a TV presenter and pundit for the BBC and Sky.

Scott retired from football at the end of the 2017 season to focus on her burgeoning broadcasting career.

She regularly appears on BBC's Final Score and presents Sky's Goals on Sunday with Chris Kamara and in 2016, she featured and ended up winning Bear Grylls' TV show, Mission Survive.

Aside from media, she started the Alex Scott Academy in 2011 for female footballers aged 16-19.

Scott became Sky Sports' first female pundit in 2018 after her time on the BBC team at the Summer 2018 World Cup.

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