The Match of the Day presenter joined Eavis and his family in Pilton, Somerset, on Thursday to celebrate the completion of a further 20 social rent homes.
Eavis donated the land to the housebuilding firm the Guinness Partnership on the condition that it would be used for affordable homes to serve the local community in perpetuity. The project is now complete with a total of 52 houses, bungalows and flats on the Maggie’s Farm site.
And it has impressed Lineker, who said government ministers should be taking note as they look to tackle the long-running housing crisis.
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“I think housing is a big issue in the country at the moment,” Lineker told The Guardian. “At the moment we’ve got real housing issues around the country and rents are going through the roof. We all see a lot of homeless people but we’re also talking about people with good and important jobs – like teachers. Rents are soaring and they can’t afford them.