Iconic football TV show is AXED – and there's just 10 episodes left after 30 years on screen
Soccer AM is set to be shelved after almost 30 years as part of a drastic Sky Sports shake-up.
Staff were reportedly told on Tuesday that the show was to wrap up at the end of the current season.
A source told the Sun that morale is ‘at an all time low’ following the ‘bombshell’ announcement which has left staff, who are now facing redunancy in May, ‘raging’.
Saturday Social, which previously aired before Soccer AM, is reportedly going to fill the vacant slot from next season with an aim of targeting younger viewers.
Soccer AM has proven to be a huge hit for Sky since it first hit screens in 1995.
The 90-minute football comedy show include a variety of segments as well as sitdowns with some of the game’s biggest players and managers.
Russ Williams and Helen Chamberlain were the original hosts, before Tim Lovejoy replaced Williams two years in.
Lovejoy, who hosted it through until 2007 before being succeeded by Andy Goldstein, and later Max Rushden, would regularly cause havoc in one of the many segments he came up with.
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