BBC Address Claims Sir Steve Redgrave Will Be Dropped From Future Olympic Coverage Following John Inverdale 'Row'

He had an awkward clash with his co-presenter last week.

The BBC has downplayed reports Sir Steve Redgrave will dropped from future Olympic coverage, following a reported fall out with fellow presenter John Inverdale.

It has been claimed bosses were not planning to use the services of the five-time Olympic champion again, after he and John had an awkward exchange live on air while covering the rowing events last week.

<strong>Steve Redgrave and John Inverdale clashed on air presenting Rio 2016 coverage</strong>
Steve Redgrave and John Inverdale clashed on air presenting Rio 2016 coverage
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After John bizarrely compared Steve to Bond villan Oddjob, Steve hit back, saying: “We’ll have to call you Jaws because I can never get a word in edgeways,” before rolling his eyes. He then did not return for the rest of the two hour broadcast.

He later claimed he’d “had a disagreement with a back-room member of staff about content and it went out.”

A source has told The Sun the incident did not impress producers, revealing: “Steve’s behaviour has annoyed so many that there are others who can replace him.

Sir Steve is a five-time Olympic gold medal winner
Sir Steve is a five-time Olympic gold medal winner
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However, the BBC have attempted to pour water on the rumours, although they have not addressed Steve’s long-term future with them.

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