'Living a lie' – BBC MOTD studio looks nothing like it does on TV as fans wish they could unsee green screen background | The Sun
MATCH OF THE DAY fans have been left stunned after seeing the state of the art studio in its natural form.
A series of images of the studio's normal green screen background have gone viral online.
And they show just how different the BBC1 show looks on TV once the special effects have been added.
Gary Lineker posted a selfie with Ian Wright from the green screen studio last weekend.
Many fans have held the impression that behind the MOTD crew are huge wraparound screens showing graphics and images.
But the truth is very different – as Lineker's snap showed.
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Much like weather presenters, all that stands behind them is a green screen.
Producers drop whatever image or images they want onto the screen.
Upon seeing the difference between reality and TV magic, one commented: "Green screen??? I’ve been living a lie all these years."
A second tweeted: "Hang on. Green Screen? My world is falling down around me."
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While a third posted: "WHAT, so those screens behind which we see aren’t legit?"
Another user wrote: "I've been fully finessed."
The same person later added: "I've never felt so heartbroken."
Another moaned: "Please don't tell me this is true."
And a fellow fan posted: "Even the floor's a lie."
Viewers will not have any studio punditry or interviews with players this week amid the backlash that has followed their decision to suspend Lineker.
The popular host, 62, was pulled from hosting duties this week following his tweet likening Suella Braverman's language while unveiling the Government's small boats plan to that of 1930s Germany.
Regular pundits Wright and Alan Shearer quickly followed suit – as well as the likes of Alex Scott, Micah Richards and Jermane Jenas.
Regular Match of the Day commentators then revealed that they would not be taking part in the programme either.
Fans may instead receive Premier League world feed commentary not usually heard in this country.
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The PFA have confirmed that players in action today will not be asked to speak to Match of the Day.
While Football Focus and Final Score will not go ahead this afternoon after their respective presenters also pulled out.
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