Former Strictly Come Dancing star Alex Scott, 35, retired from playing football back in 2017 after 140 appearances. In 2018, she became a pundit for Sky Sports, sitting alongside the likes of Gary Lineker and Jamie Redknapp.
The ex footballer was the first female to be invited to cover the men’s World Cup for the BBC that year.
Despite her new role being a dream job, Alex admitted she was often trolled online and even received death threats.
The Strictly star said the abuse was hard to take, but, “I knew me sitting alongside Gary Lineker would make it easier for the female players coming up behind me”.
Reflecting on the abuse she received, she added to The Telegraph: “It upset my mum.
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But, the pair, who are both single, have continuously denied they are no more than friends.
Alex came out of a long-term relationship before her time on Strictly, while Neil announced his split from Katya Jones back in August.
At the time of the show, Neil said of him and Alex: “There’s nothing on our minds but the show – we don’t have time to think about anything else.
“I’m single but I haven’t even thought about dating. Coming out of a long-term relationship I’m just focusing on Strictly.”