Former England striker turned much loved pundit and match of the day host Gary Lineker will face perhaps the toughest opponent of his career when he goes head to head with HMRC over a potential tax bill of nearly £5m.

Lineker set up "Gary Lineker Media" as a company through which he was paid for his TV presenting work, whilst HMRC contends that he was really a disguised employee who owes over £3.6m in income tax and £1.3m in national insurance contributions.

The case is the latest in a series of high profile media stars who have been challenged by HMRC. Whilst Kaye Adams, Lorraine Kelly and Helen Fospero were successful in defending themselves, Eamonn Holmes and Christa Ackroyd however lost their cases showing there is much uncertainty to how the rules should be interpreted.