“Farewell to Iconic Sky Show with Only Ten Episodes Remaining After Nearly Three Decades”
CULT Sky Sports show Soccer AM is set to be axed at the end of the season after nearly 30 years on the air.
Bosses have decided to bring the long-running fan favourite to an end with just ten episodes left.
Soccer AM, hosted by John Fendley and Jimmy Bullard, is being axedCredit: Sky Sports
Tim Lovejoy and Helen Chamberlain used to host the show in its heydayCredit: Rex Features
That will take the morning programme to the end of the current season.
Staff were told on Tuesday that the programme would be ending.
And they were also informed that they would be made redundant in May.
A source told The Sun: “It was a complete bombshell.
“Morale is at an all-time low, they are raging.
“It’s going to be an interesting watch over the next few weeks.”
Soccer AM has enjoyed massive success since it first aired on Sky Sports in 1995 thanks to its laddish humour.
The 90 minute comedy talk show runs through the week’s footballing events with added skits and challenges for guests and fans.
Celebrity guests each episode include at least one footballer and a combination of musicians, TV personalities and other sportsmen.
It was previously hosted by Helen Chamberlain and Tim Lovejoy.
These days it is presented by John Fendley and ex-footballer Jimmy Bullard.
Both are understood to be “fuming” at the announcement.
A Sky Spokesperson says “Soccer AM has played an important role in our coverage of football for the past three decades, and we continually adapt to the evolving needs of our customers.
“We now go into a period of consultation to discuss the proposed changes with our people. We are unable to provide more detail while these consultations are underway.”
The much-loved Tubes, whose real name is Peter Dale, is also a regular on the hit show asking celebrity guests “one question and one question only”.
The funny feature saw the television personality’s popularity grow to become a show favourite.
The 10.30am Saturday morning slot will now be taken up by Saturday Social – which previously aired before Soccer AM at 9.30am.
The football show focuses more on the social media side of the game which hopes to appeal more to younger viewers.
Sky have made huge changes to their sports schedule over recent years.
Sunday Supplement was axed back in 2020 along with Goals on Sunday and The Debate.
Paul Gascoigne is among the footy megastars to have appeared on the show
Tubes became a huge hit with viewers over the yearsCredit: Sky Sports
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