MOTDx: Jermaine Jenas’ Match of the Day spin-off show cancelled

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By Ian Youngs

Entertainment & arts reporter

The BBC has cancelled Match of the Day spin-off show MOTDx after four years.

MOTDx was hosted by Jermaine Jenas and featured football chat and interviews plus music, comedy and games.

A BBC spokesperson said: “We have made some changes to our football output this season which means we will be producing even more digital content for audiences across BBC Sport platforms.

“Whilst we are proud of MOTDx and would like to thank everyone involved, it will no longer continue.”

Launched in 2019, MOTDx aired on BBC Two and BBC Three and was billed as celebrating “football, music and culture from around the Premier League”.

As well as players, its guests included musicians like Aitch, Self Esteem and Loyle Carner, and personalities including comedian Maisie Adam, DJ Reece Parkinson and former Love Islander Jordan Hames.

Former Tottenham and England midfielder Jenas, 40, is also a regular pundit on Match of the Day and Match of the Day 2, and one of the main hosts of BBC One’s The One Show.