A Question of Sport Live is back for its biggest ever tour in 2021

The world's longest running TV sports quiz, A Question of Sport, is hitting the road in 2021 for its biggest ever live tour and has just announced an Edinburgh date.

Matt Dawson, Sue Barker and Phil Tufnell.
Matt Dawson, Sue Barker and Phil Tufnell.

The BBC show will return with long-time host Sue Barker and popular team captains Matt Dawson and Phil Tufnell, along with a host of big-name guests from across the sporting world to be announced.

Six new dates including one at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall on September 24 have been added to the show’s first live tour in a decade while extra tickets are being released for previously sold-out dates rescheduled from 2020.

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This will be A Question of Sport’s first tour since 2011 and these live shows will be a lap of honour for Sue, Matt and Phil who step down from the TV show later next year.

Ms Barker said: “I cannot believe 2021 marks 24 years since I first joined A Question of Sport and I cannot think of a better way to bring the curtain down on my time on the show

than with a live tour.”

A Question of Sport first aired in January 1970 and more than 1,000 episodes have been broadcast since.

Over 2,000 of the biggest names in British and international sport have appeared as panellists, including boxer Henry Cooper and footballing icon George Best.

Tickets for the live shows go on sale on Friday November 20 at 9am.

Mr Dawson said: “It’s been 10 years since our last tour so it goes without saying that we’re all really looking forward to going out on the road again.

“2020 was A Question of Sport’s 50th anniversary and we were gutted the live tour had to be postponed but we are determined to make up for it in 2021.”

Phil Tufnell added: “We’ve all had so much fun down the years. The show has been a huge part of all our lives and the live tours always stick in the mind as a real highlight.

This tour is going to be very special for everyone involved and the perfect way for Matt, Sue and me to pass the baton on to the new Question of Sport team.”

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