Des Lynam is returning to the BBC as host of a new sporting quiz.

Lynam, who lives in Worthing, will present Sport Mastermind, a spin-off from the general knowledge show.

The former Match of The Day host quit the BBC for rival ITV in 1999.

He also had a short-lived stint on Channel 4's Countdown.

Lynam said of the new BBC2 show: "Bearing in mind how many people are fascinated by sport, I think this programme will turn out to be a very popular complement to Mastermind, of which I have always been a great fan. I am delighted to be involved."

A BBC spokesman described Lynam as "arguably the most iconic sports broadcaster in the history of television".

Sport Mastermind will run for ten weeks in the summer.

Following the Mastermind format, four contestants will brave the famous black chair.

They will be quizzed on their specialist sporting subject before a second round on sporting general knowledge.