Soccer AM presenter John ‘Fenners’ Fendley has confirmed that the last episode of the Saturday morning football magazine show will be broadcast on 27 May.
On his Instagram account, he wrote: “All good things come to an end, and today I can confirm that our show on May 27th will be the final episode of Soccer AM.
“The show has been a huge part of my life since 1996 and I will take away so many wonderful memories.
“Huge thanks to the current team and to everyone I have had the pleasure of working alongside over the last 20 years.
“Hopefully the next 20 will be as much fun.
“Thanks for all your support.”
The show first aired on Sky Sports back in 1994, featuring a mixture of football highlights, celebrity guests and discussion, and comedy skits.
The show has seen a litany of presenters over the years, with Tim Lovejoy and Helen Chamberlain guiding the show through arguable its longest period of success.
Jimmy Bullard – who had a successful career as a player until retiring – has also been a part of the show since 2017.
Back in March, Sky Sports ended months of speculation by confirming the end of the show.
The rumours started back in late March, particularly fuelled by Fenners’ comments.
However, Sky said that they would be entering ‘consultation’ to find out how to best replace the show.
A statement at the time 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."
Reports also seemed to suggest that Soccer AM would be replaced with Saturday Social.
And some fans were not happy, with one person saying they were 'fuming' that the show was ending, while another called the decision 'unbelievable'.
Another tweeted: "RIP Soccer Am# quite possibly the best football show to grace the screens."
The cancellation was then referenced on the show, with Fendley saying: "Before we go any further, I'm going to address the elephant in the room," Fenners said.
Then, he went right ahead and shouted at a person wearing an elephant costume asking what everyone’s coffee order was.