BBC reinstates star soccer host Gary Lineker after impartiality storm

    Gary Lineker criticized British government policy on Twitter.

    (CNN)Gary Lineker will resume his duties on the BBC's flagship soccer show after an impartiality storm over his criticism of the government's asylum policy that plunged Britain's public broadcaster into scheduling chaos over the weekend.

    In a statement on Monday, the BBC's Director General Tim Davie said he recognized it had been a "difficult period for staff" but that he was looking forward to Lineker's reinstatement.
    He also announced a review of the BBC's social media guidance would be led by an independent expert, acknowledging the existing guidance had caused "potential confusion."
      "Gary is a valued part of the BBC and I know how much the BBC means to Gary, and I look forward to him presenting our coverage this coming weekend," the statement read.