Byline: By GILL SMITH
SMOOTH-talking TV pundit Ally McCoist has been for elocution lessons - after English viewers complained they couldn't understand him.
The former Rangers and Scotland striker, who's been a TV ever-present for almost 10 years, has had voice training to soften his accent.
But news of romeo Ally's speech coaching will stun his army of female admirers who've had little trouble understanding him over the years.
A source said: "Everyone thinks it's hilarious that Ally has suddenly felt the need to go and improve his voice.
"These complaints must have been coming from blokes -because you just have to look at his record to know he hasn't had much bother making himself understood to the ladies.
"Being the cheeky chappy from the west of Scotland is part of Ally's appeal - and it just wouldn't be the same if he started speaking like a posh Englishman."
Charmer Ally, 43, who became a dad for the fourth time last weekend, took an advanced crash course in media training to boost his broadcasting skills.
His decision follows moans by a handful of Question of Sport viewers that the team captain, was difficult to follow because of his Scots brogue.
The course included technical training, voice-training, breathing techniques - plus help to develop a clear, resonant broadcasting voice.
A Beeb source said: "It never does a TV personality any harm to go for a bit of voice coaching …