It seems Gary Lineker is a man of his word as he presented Match Of The Day in his underwear on the first show of the new season.

The former England striker had to strip down to his pants after last season claiming he would do so if boyhood club Leicester won the title.

YES! If Leicester win the @premierleague I'll do the first MOTD of next season in just my undies.

— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) December 14, 2015

They did, of course, meaning Lineker had to go for it.


The show was introduced as “here’s a man in his pants” and, after the title credits, Lineker appeared on the set, close to the camera, sporting a pair of white boxer shorts carrying the Leicester badge and nothing else other than a microphone round his neck, with studio guests Alan Shearer and Ian Wright laughing in the background.


Before the start of the show Lineker posted a pic of his discarded clothes on Instagram and wrote: “Won’t be needing these #Motd.”

Won't be needing these. #Motd @bbcone 10.30

A photo posted by Gary Lineker (@garylineker) on

This is strangely terrifying! @BBCMOTD 10.30

— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) August 13, 2016

But a lot of people actually seemed cheated because his pants weren’t that small. In fact, were they just white shorts? Fellow MOTD presenter had his doubts.

4000 sit ups a day for 20 seconds or telly. Well played @GaryLineker. Were they pants or shorts though? #MOTD

— Dan Walker (@mrdanwalker) August 13, 2016

Fair play to Gary Lineker.
But those are not pants. #MOTD

— Ian Hyland (@HylandIan) August 13, 2016

#MOTD…they are not your pants Gary and if I remember rightly you wore teeny-tiny shorts to work back in the day.

— Sara AJ (@SaraVictoriaAJ) August 13, 2016