Alex Scott has played football for the England team, proved she can dance on Strictly and now has a successful presenting career.
So perhaps it’s no surprise that vile trolls have targeted her after becoming jealous of her success.
Now Alex co-presents The Truth About Improving Your Mental Health on BBC One on Wednesday (January 20 2021).
But is Alex Scott dating or single? And how old is she?
Here’s everything you need to know!
Who is Alex Scott?
Alex is a former professional football player, who mostly played as a right-back for Arsenal and even captained the team.
She made 140 appearances for the England national team and represented Great Britain at the 2012 London Olympics.
Her footie career also took her to the States where she played for the Boston Breakers.
She received an MBE for her services to football in 2017, and retired from playing professional football that same year.
Alex is currently a football pundit for BBC Sport and Sky Sports, and has presented Children in Need.
How old is she?
Alex Virina Scott was born on October 14 1984 in Poplar, East London.
She has an Irish mother and Jamaican father.
Alex signed to Arsenal in 1992, when she was just eight!
She is currently 36 years old.
Alex Scott TV career
Alex appeared on Bear Grylls’ ITV show Mission Survive in 2016, which she won.
After retiring from playing football, she co-presented Match of the Day Kickabout and covered the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
She became the first female football pundit at a World Cup for the BBC.
Alex became the new co-host of Sky Sports’ Goals on Sunday alongside Chris Kamara in 2019.
The couple came fifth.
Is Alex Scott dating or single?
Alex keeps tight-lipped about her romantic life, but she was recently linked to a Corrie actor.
The former football star was reportedly dating Sam Robertson.
Soap fans will know that Scottish Sam plays Ken Barlow’s grandson Adam.
The pair were seen enjoying a cosy evening together at a restaurant last year.
Alex and Sam apparently had a “brilliant time” after being spotted enjoying a “cosy candlelit meal” together in Soho restaurant, Dead Street Townhouse.
Onlookers claimed the pair flirted openly.
She previously lived with her former teammate Kelly Smith, after they bought a house together in Hertfordshire.
Alex Scott targeted by trolls
Trolls set their nasty words towards Alex when she was tipped to replace Sue Barker on A Question of Sport.
She was also subjected to some horrendous trolling after she co-hosted Children in Need – often with racist abuse.
She has admitted that trolling has left her scared of living alone.
Alex said: “It was like every day, every day when I was coming off I was just getting this wave and this wave.
“Then there were death threats and rape threats. I live on my own.
“Who can I even speak to about this? I don’t want my mum to worry.”
The star admitted she turned to drink after the trolling became so bad.
However, Alex soon decided to “use her voice” and “fight for change”.
Does she have depression?
Alex has suffered from depression herself.
She has said: “Last year I really struggled to cope with the online abuse/trolling I was getting.
“I kept quiet from family/friends and tried to hide it with a smile.
“Feeling low/lonely, I went to therapy and continue to do so and it’s one of the best things I have ever done.”
The Truth About Improving Your Mental Health
This one-off sees clinical psychologist Professor Tanya Byron and Alex Scott discover how the latest science can help improve mental health and wellbeing.
It provides helpful ideas from Prof. Tanya and football pundit Alex about maintaining a healthy mind.
Among other things, the pair investigate how gut health affects mood.
They also look at how working your brain at the same time as you work your body improves the good effects of exercise.
So a walk with a podcast can now be classed as vital self-care.
The Truth About Improving Your Mental Health airs on Wednesday January 20 2021 on BBC One at 9pm.
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