PADDY McGuinness will make his debut as the host of A Question of Sport tonight - as he prepares to take part in Soccer Aid tomorrow.

The Bolton-born TV presenter took over from Sue Barker, who fronted the long-running BBC quiz show for 24 years before her final episode was broadcast in May.

And Paddy is set impress viewers as he was joined by new team captains Sam Quek – the Olympic gold medal-winning hockey player – and Ugo Monye, England and Lions rugby star.

Paddy, 47, grew up watching the iconic programme when it was hosted by David Vine and later by David Coleman, but says it was former tennis ace Barker who “made this show her own”.

He added: “She will always be A Question Of Sport icon, but I’ll try my best to stamp my own mark on it.”

The new-look programme retains the show’s most popular challenges and rounds but also introduced some new elements to the format.  A Question of Sport airs  at 7.35pm on BBC1.

You can also catch Paddy in action during Soccer Aid tomorrow on ITV - with coverage beginning at 6.30pm ahead of a 7.30pm kick off.