Soccer AM is set to be axed by Sky Sports at the end of the season after nearly 30 years… but when will the final episode be broadcast?
- Soccer AM is set to be axed at the end of the Premier League season
- Staff were reportedly told in March that the show was to wrap up in May
- The popular football show first hit our screens nearly 30 years ago in 1995
After nearly 30 years on air, Soccer AM is set to be axed by Sky Sports at the end of the season.
Staff were reportedly told in March that the show was to wrap up in May. 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 redundancy 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.
Since it first hit screens back in 1995, the show has proven to be popular for people of all age groups.
With the end of the season fast approaching, when will the last episode of Soccer AM be broadcast? And how can you watch it? Mail Sport provides the answers below.
Soccer AM is set to be taken off air at the end of the season as part of a Sky shake-up
Helen Chamberlain (left) and Tim Lovejoy (right) were among the early hosts in the late 1990s
When is the last episode?
The final episode of Soccer AM will be broadcast on Saturday, May 27.
It will be broadcast a day before the final gameweek of the Premier League season.
The show will be presented by former Premier League footballer Jimmy Bullard and John Fendley.
Fendley got involved with the show in 2015 when Max Rushden left, while Bullard joined Soccer AM back in 2017.
SOCCER AM HOSTS THROUGH THE YEARS
Russ Williams (1995–96)
Helen Chamberlain (1995–2017)
Tim Lovejoy (1996–2007)
Andy Goldstein (2007–08)
Max Rushden (2008–2015)
Lloyd Griffith (2017–2019)
John Fendley (2015–present)
Jimmy Bullard (2017–present)
How to watch
As ever, the popular 90 minute show will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Football and Sky Sports Premier League.
The last episode is likely to get underway at around 10am.
Fans in the United Kingdom will also be able to stream the last episode on the Sky go app.
The 10am slot is set to be filled by Saturday Social next season with an aim of targeting younger viewers
What’s been said?
Rocket – real name James Long – who has been a big part of the show over the years told Mail Sport following the news: ‘It’s the end of an era! The show was the first of its kind when it first aired in the mid 90’s.
‘It became cult viewing and a Saturday morning ritual for many households across the UK.
‘Bacon roll, cuppa tea, Soccer AM! I think what made Soccer AM special was that we would cover all football leagues, from grassroots to the Premier League and we didn’t take ourselves too seriously, we loved getting our viewers involved in show from Strangers on the Sofa, Fans of the Week and the Soccerette. It was a show for the people made by the by the people.
‘It’s a real shame that it’s come to an end but what a journey it’s been and I’m proud to have been a part of it.’
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