Why has Soccer AM been axed? | The Sun

SKY SPORTS fan's favourite Soccer AM is set to be axed at the end of the season.

The Saturday morning football show has been on the air for nearly 30 years.

Why has Soccer AM been axed?

Staff were told the unfortunate news that the show would be coming to an end and 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."


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A Sky Spokesperson has said: “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.”

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Who presents Soccer AM?

Soccer AM is presented by former Wigan Athletic and Hull City star Jimmy Bullard.

He is joined on the presenting team by John 'Fenners' Fendley.

The show was first presented by Russ Williams and Helen Chamberlin.

Then in 1996, Helen was joined by Tim Lovejoy, and the two formed a well-loved partnership.

The iconic pairing is the duo that most people associate with the show.

Lovejoy left the show in 2007 after 11 years in the job, while Chamberlin presented Soccer AM up until 2017.

Former Soccer AM presenter, Lovejoy, discussed his relationship with the show with the Atheltic in 2020: "I stopped watching it when I left, it was too hard to watch it.

"I tune in every now and then because Fenners is on it and I want to support him.

"Again, another crap analogy, it’s like watching your old girlfriend with another man.

"I couldn’t do it. I couldn’t watch it. So I stopped watching it totally.

"And then I started tuning in again to watch Fenners, because obviously I worked with him for years and he’s a top bloke.

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"It’s too hard for me because I watch it all and I want to join in with it.

"I’d really like to input on the show and put stuff on there and I find it too hard."

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