Relegation has meant Newcastle fans losing Alan Shearer fighting their corner on Match of The Day but the good news is, fellow Newcastle supporter Lynsey Hipgrave has just been announced as the new presenter of Channel 5’s new look Saturday night highlights programme.

Screened at 9pm on Saturday nights, you could be safely tucked up in bed before the second rate MOTD and Premier League comes on.

Lynsey Hipgrave will join current presenter George Riley in hosting the show.

Previously working with both BT Sport and Radio 5’s Danny Baker, Lynsey has frequently commented on Newcastle United’s  recent woes as her team sank into the Championship.

Fingers crossed we won’t need any/many Alan Shearer type rants after viewing the Newcastle highlights this season…

Channel 5 Official Announcement:

Channel 5 can today announce that Lynsey Hipgrave is to present Channel 5’s new-look EFL highlights show on Saturday nights.

She’ll join existing presenter George Riley and guests when the season starts again on 6th August.

Lynsey has been hosting programmes on BT Sport and also working with Danny Baker on Radio 5 Live every Saturday morning.

“I’m delighted to be offered this opportunity,” she said.

“The Sky Bet Championship in particular is going to be more exciting than ever, with Newcastle United and Aston Villa competing with the likes of Leeds, Sheffield Wednesday, Forest, Derby and Wolves. They’re big clubs, with big crowds and some big name managers.

“I love the lower leagues, too. They always provide great goals and the occasional quirky moment. I’m looking forward to bringing all that to a terrestrial audience.”

Channel 5’s Mark Sharman said: “Lynsey has been a genuine football supporter all her life. She brings a depth of knowledge as well as a warm presenting style and we are delighted to welcome her to the team.”

Channel 5’s Saturday night programme will return on 6th August as Football on Five.

– Football on Five: The Championship, 9pm on Saturdays

– Football on Five: Goal Rush, 10pm on Saturdays

– Both shows repeated Sunday mornings on Channel 5.