Female former newsreader Charlotte Green was on Tuesday appointed by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) as the reader of the classified football results on BBC Radio 5 Live.

Green will take over from James Alexander Gordon, who stepped down from his role last month after almost 40 years in the job.

"I'm delighted to be offered this opportunity as I've been a football fan all my life," said Green, who supports Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur.

"In fact, as a six-year-old I used to sit at the dining room table reading the football scores out loud from the newspaper, so this really is a dream come true.

"It is a huge honour to take over from James Alexander Gordon."

Green will read the football results for the first time during the station's Sports Report programme on Saturday, September 28.

"We are delighted to welcome Charlotte to 5 Live and we are really looking forward to hearing her distinctive voice reading the classifieds, made so famous by James Alexander Gordon," said Head of BBC Radio Sport, Richard Burgess.

"She is a broadcaster of true calibre and I know she will bring clarity and warmth to the role."

Green previously worked as a newsreader on BBC Radio 4, before taking voluntary redundancy earlier this year.