Alex Scott is the most in-demand star on TV after scooping a series of top presenting roles at the Tokyo Olympics as well as a daytime quiz.
BBC insiders also see the ex-England football star as a potential successor to Clare Balding or Gary Lineker.
She will co-host coverage of the opening ceremony next week as well as the prime-time Today at the Games from 7.30pm.
Alex has also secured Football Focus, after taking over from Dan Walker, as well as new quiz The Tournament.
She had a prominent role during the Euros where her match analysis earned rave reviews. A source said: “Alex has enjoyed a meteoric rise since hanging up her boots.
“She rates really highly in viewer feedback and it will be interesting to see how she fares doing a quiz.
“But everyone is really confident it will fly too.” The Tournament will air this autumn and features eight contestants in a series of fast-paced battles in a bid to eliminate their opponents and land a cash prize.
Last week, Alex, 36, said: “To be hosting this new BBC quiz show is exciting and I can’t wait to get started.”
The Olympics officially open on BBC1 at 11am on Friday, July 23, with the build-up also co-hosted by Balding.
Alex will also present Team GB’s opening match against Chile in the women’s football live on BBC2.
Before her TV career, ex-Strictly star Alex played for Arsenal and for Team GB at the 2012 London Olympics.
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