‘Not my choice!’ said Mark Pougatch in response to the BBC’s resignation claim.

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‘It was not my choice!’ said Mark Pougatch in response to the BBC’s resignation claim.

According to newly discovered accounts, MARK POUGATCH refuted the BBC’s claim that he had resigned and stated that his departure from 5 Live was not his choice.

From 7:30 p.m., Pougatch will host ITV’s live coverage of the FA Cup third round match between Swindon Town and Manchester City.

Swindon Town are currently in fifth place in League Two, having won a 5-2 thriller against high-flying Northampton Town in their previous match.

When they face Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, however, the Football League outfit will face a significant step up in class.

Swindon defeated Crewe Alexandra and Walsall to reach this stage of the competition, but only a huge cup upset will see Ben Garner’s side progress to the fourth round.

Man City has won the FA Cup six times and hasn’t lost in any competition since a 2-1 Champions League away defeat to RB Leipzig on December 7.

Pougatch, who hosted ITV’s coverage of England’s run to the European Championship final last year, will host the evening’s coverage.

The veteran broadcaster has a long history with the broadcaster, having hosted England matches as well as Six Nations and Rugby World Cup coverage.

Since the channel’s inception in 1994, Pougatch has also been a popular voice on BBC Radio 5 Live.

However, in January 2020, he was announced as one of a number of BBC reporters and presenters who would be leaving the corporation.

A BBC spokesperson said at the time that the presenter had decided to “move on” due to other commitments.

“Mark is a brilliant broadcaster who has been an integral part of 5 Live for years,” the spokesperson said.

“He has recently been presenting fewer programs due to his other commitments growing, and he has now decided to move on.”

“All the best to him,” says the group.

Pougatch, on the other hand, revealed that the BBC had decided to “go in a different direction,” and that he had not chosen to leave the corporation.

“The BBC has decided they want to go in a different direction, and that’s their prerogative,” Pougatch said in an interview with Martyn Ziegler of the Times.

“They made the decision, not me, and I’m not sure why they put out that statement saying I’ve decided to move on.”

“However, I’m not going to have a falling out with Radio 5 because I have a lot of friends there.”

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