TV’s female pundits are out in force – but not for the big England matches | World Cup 2022

“The boys are ready … score predictions?” tweeted the former England player Rio Ferdinand before the England–Wales match with a picture of his fellow pundits in the BBC studio.

A stream of guesses ensued, along with some chat about tactics. But one respondent gave the online equivalent to an exaggerated eyeroll, tweeting: “The boys. It’s been progress seeing all-female pundits for lesser group games, but I fear we are a long way off BBC or ITV doing this for major games, and ones featuring England.”

The comment came in the same week that ITV featured an all-female lineup for…


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