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Soccer AM host Fenners speaks out denying show has been axed

Soccer AM host Fenners speaks out denying show has been axed

Fenners said that he, Jimmy Bullard and the rest of the Soccer AM team, would see fans on Saturday

Soccer AM presenter Fenners has dismissed claims the show has been axed by Sky, taking to Instagram to 'clarify' what he says has actually happened.

Yesterday, it was announced that the show had been cancelled after almost 30 years on our screens.

The long-running series has been a fan favourite since it first aired back in 1995 and over the years, a number of combinations of hosts have presented the show, with Tim Lovejoy and Helen Chamberlain becoming an iconic duo.

However, it looks like the show will soon be coming to an end, with just a few episodes left until the end of the football season.

Current presenters John 'Fenners' Fendley and Jimmy Bullard.

Announcing the news, Sky told LADbible: “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.”

However, presenter John 'Fenners Fendley - who currently co-hosts the programme alongside Jimmy Bullard - has since played down reports of cancellation, saying 'no decisions have been made' yet.

The star wrote on Instagram: "There’s been a lot of coverage in the past few days about Soccer AM so I wanted to clarify the situation. Sky has made a proposal about next season and we will go into a consultation process. No decisions have been made at this stage and no one has been made redundant."

Fenners addressed the news on Instagram.

He added that he, Jimmy Bullard and the rest of the Soccer AM team, would 'see fans on Saturday'.

According to a source close to the announcement, the team were told about the decision on Tuesday (21 March), with employees said to be devastated.

An insider said: "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."

Bullard and Fendley were said to be 'fuming' at the news - as are many of their fans.

Taking to Twitter, one viewer said: "RIP Soccer Am# quite possibly the best football show to grace the screens."

Another commented: "Soccer AM being cancelled for Saturday social, what a load of b*****ks @sky."

A third slammed: "I’m fuming. @SoccerAM will be AXED by @skytv at the end of the season. Surely a petition is already in place @jimmybullard @fennerstweets?"

While someone else added: "Save @SoccerAM!! unbelievable decision by @Sky @SkySports joke!! Idiots!!! Won’t be tuning into what they will be replacing it with anyway. I’m sure the lads will get snapped up by another network for a new show. @jimmybullard @fennerstweets Let’s make this happen #saveSoccerAM."

Featured Image Credit: Sky/Instagram/@fennersInsta

Topics: Soccer AM, TV and Film, UK News, Sport