Around 20 artists have been approached with a view to writing a theme tune for ITV's successor to 'Match Of The Day'...

BADLY DRAWN BOY, MOBY and U2 are among the musicians approached to write the theme tune to the ITV version of ‘MATCH OF THE DAY’.

According to a report in yesterday’s Sun newspaper (February 8), a number of bands, thought to be in the region of 20, have been approached to write a song for the popular football show when it moves over to ITV at the start of next season.

An ITV spokesperson said: “We have drawn a line under the old ‘Match Of The Day’ and we want to make our new programme as distinctive as possible – including the theme music.”

It is anticipated that a decision will be made on the new theme once the current season has finished in May.