What a year for Alex Scott: ex Arsenal star has gone from football pundit and Strictly contestant, to Hall of Fame and TV's top 100

Alex Scott was partnered with Neil Jones in this year's Strictly Come Dancing (Instagram: Alex Scott)
Alex Scott was partnered with Neil Jones in this year's Strictly Come Dancing (Instagram: Alex Scott)
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Alex Scott has made a household name for herself in 2019, from being a central cog in the punditry team at the Women's World Cup to reaching the quarter-final of Strictly Come Dancing.

Here we run through an incredible year for the former Arsenal star.

World Cup pundit

Scott with Gabby Logan and Jordan Nobbs commentating on the Women's World Cup (Instagram: Alex Scott)

After her success commentating with the BBC and Sky Sports, Scott was selected as one of the punditry team to cover the Women's World Cup.

Alongside stars like Gabby Logan and Jordan Nobbs, Scott was on hand for all the big moments.

The former football star was featured from the group stages to the final watched by 28 million people across the UK.

Strictly Come Dancing

Scott reached the quarter-final with partner Neil Jones (Instagram: Alex Scott)

The former Arsenal right-back was a celebrity contestant on Strictly Come Dancing this year, partnered with Neil Jones.

The star reached the quarter-finals but lost the dance off to comedian Chris Ramsey after head judge Shirley Ballas voted in favour of Ramsey and his partner Karen Haur.

After a shaky start to the season, with scores of 21 for her first two dances, Scott peaked during the Halloween week as she and Jones secured a score of 34.

When the 35-year-old was voted off of the reality show she shared her joy in an Instagram post which she captioned: "From day one we were partnered together I said it was ‘OUR’ journey, you put your heart and soul into making sure I enjoyed every single moment and I sure did!

"You really did work magic.. getting a complete beginner and taking us as far as we did. Not only did you teach.. you listened, you understood you cared. I’m so proud that I had the privilege to be your 1st ever partner on the show, but wishing next year you get someone with a little bit more experience so you can really show off how amazing you are.

"@mr_njonesofficial your really are a special human being.. keep shinning and being you always! PS we still get to dance on tour, PPS... special shout out to kev who stepped in and totally became apart of #teamred how lucky am I."

Scott and Jones will be taking part in the Strictly tour early next year.

National Football Museum Hall of Fame 

Scott with her award (Instagram: Alex Scott)

The National Football Museum surprised Scott while she was on Strictly by inducting her into their Hall of Fame.

The former Gunner played 76 times for Arsenal and was capped for England 140 times. The star took to Instagram to share her delight at being honoured.

Scott wrote: "Such an honour to be inducted into the @nationalfootballmuseum hall of fame this week and totally surprise me on @bbcstrictly.

"It really means so much to be recognised for all I have/continue to try to do for my sport, thank you so much."

Amazon Prime

Scott is being primed for more punditry (PA Images)

Scott has been primed to join yet another commentary team as she has been selected as a pundit for Amazon Prime. 

The streaming site are showing Premier League matches throughout December and the 35-year-old will appear alongside stars such as Michael Owen, Harry Redknapp and Alan Shearer.

Radio Times

Scott is number 22 on Radio Times' TV 100 (PA Images)

Scott was named in the Radio Times' Top TV 100 in light of all her achievements this year. The star came in at number 22.

The publication wrote a 'spotlight' for the sportswoman with the sports editor, Michael Potts commenting: “Alex Scott is quickly becoming a household name on merit for her roles in BBC and Sky Sports football punditry. 

"She brings insight and energy to studio discussions. Her opinions and passion for the game are genuine. A refreshing, fair presence in a sea of snarling, boisterous characters who rely on airing controversial opinions ahead of their own to stay relevant.”

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