Alex Scott shows off her honed physique in a form-fitting black bodysuit and tapered trousers

Alex Scott shows off her honed physique in a form-fitting black bodysuit and tapered trousers as she wraps up filming in Manchester

She built a career as a professional football player before venturing into the world of TV presenting. 

And Alex Scott displayed her toned figure in a black bodysuit and tapered trousers on Wednesday as she finished filming in Manchester city centre. 

The TV pundit, 36, beamed as she wheeled her suitcase away from the studio before heading home. 

Walk this way: Alex Scott displayed her toned figure in a black bodysuit and tapered trousers on Wednesday as she finished filming in Manchester city centre

Her ribbed top featured mesh sleeves and a zip in the centre of her chest. 

Alex teamed her beige trousers with black sandals as she was seen clutching a garment bag. 

The football ace swept her brunette tresses back in a sleek low bun and rocked full coverage make-up. 

Alex will soon be turning her attention to weekend telly, as the new lead presenter of Football Focus.   

Plenty to smile about: The TV pundit, 36, beamed as she wheeled her suitcase away from the studio before heading home

Plenty to smile about: The TV pundit, 36, beamed as she wheeled her suitcase away from the studio before heading home

The former England and Arsenal defender will succeed Dan Walker, who is stepping down after 12 years on the show.   

Alex has been a regular on the show since she retired as a player in 2018 and has recently fronted the BBC’s coverage of England Women matches. 

The athlete also has presenting experience from co-hosting, Sport Relief, Children in Need, Sports Personality of the Year and Sky Sports’ Goals on Sunday. 

However, the talented star still came under fire when news first broke of her appointment, with sexist remarks sent to her online. 

Taking over: Alex will soon be turning her attention to weekend telly, as the new lead presenter of Football Focus

Taking over: Alex will soon be turning her attention to weekend telly, as the new lead presenter of Football Focus

In light of the backlash, the former England star was quickly supported by her peers in the industry who have worked alongside her during punditry and analyst duties. 

Match Of The Day presenter Gary Lineker tweeted: ‘With 140 @englandlioness caps and about 350 trophies in the cabinet, I reckon you’ll do brilliantly.’ 

Meanwhile, Sportsmail columnist Chris Sutton, who works with Alex at the BBC, described her as a great presenter.

Chris said: ‘The BBC haven’t confirmed Alex’s appointment, but already we’ve seen an unfortunate social media backlash.

‘It doesn’t matter whether you’re male, female, have zero England caps or 100-odd. If you’re a great presenter then that’s all that matters, and Alex definitely falls into that category. If Alex gets the gig, then she gets it on merit.’

New: The former England and Arsenal defender will succeed Dan Walker, who is stepping down after 12 years on the show

Transition: The former England and Arsenal defender will succeed Dan Walker, who is stepping down after 12 years on the show