Gary Lineker reiterates underwear promise if Leicester City win the Premier League

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Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker has reiterated his promise - or was it a threat? - to present the first edition of next season’s programme in his underwear if Leicester City win the Premier League this term.

The 55-year-old confirmed his announcement in December via Twitter after his beloved Foxes beat Chelsea 2-1 at the King Power Stadium, in what was Jose Mourinho's last game in charge of the then free-falling Blues.

And it appears he could be forced to stick to his vow following a favourable run of results for Leicester, who now sit five points clear at the top of the Premier League amidst their unprecedented title bid.


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The former England international was well-renowned for never receiving a booking throughout his illustrious career yet appears willing to take his shirt off in front of the Match of the Day cameras - an offence that would now see him cautioned on the football pitch.

It's likely Lineker made his initial promise somewhat doubtful that Leicester could go all the way, yet he's now coming to realise the error of his ways.


Lineker appeared delighted following Arsenal and Tottenham's defeats to Swansea and West Ham respectively last week.

But whilst the former striker is undoubtedly excited by the prospect of Leicester winning the Premier League, it appears he realised the scale of his promise when someone called him out on it after their 1-0 win over Watford.

As Claudio Ranieri's side enter their final nine games of what's been an outstanding season, it seems only fitting that Europe's "The Final Countdown" will be ringing through the players' heads - they're so close.

What's important is that Leicester keep their feet planted firmly on the ground and tackle each game one at a time.

They face Newcastle United at home next Monday to kickstart a difficult run of fixtures en route to the Premier League trophy.

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