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Chris Kamara Set To Follow Jeff Stelling Out Of Soccer Saturday

Ryan Sidle

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Chris Kamara Set To Follow Jeff Stelling Out Of Soccer Saturday

'Unbelievable Jeff!'

Sky Sports' Soccer Saturday show was already losing long time host Jeff Stelling at the end of the season, and now he's going to be joined by one of its most popular reporters.

Chris Kamara, whose enthusiastic reporting has thrilled fans for years will, according to the Daily Mail, also be leaving the show, following his friend out the door.

The report claims that Kammy has 'seen the writing on the wall,' over the future of the show and his future on it, as Sky continue to try and freshen things up.

Kamara's personality and reporting have made him a cult hero. Image: Sky Sports
Kamara's personality and reporting have made him a cult hero. Image: Sky Sports

At the end of last season the broadcaster decided to get rid of long standing in studio reporters Matt Le Tissier, Charlie Nicholas and Phil Thompson.

The trio, along with Kammy, had a particularly close friendship with Stelling and the host has reportedly left after not being consulted about their departure.

Kammy, along with Bianca Westwood, has long been the out of studio reporter with the best rapport and banter with the 66-year-old and his departure will surely be seen as a blow to fans.

The former Swindon Town star is best known for the most brilliant blunder in television history, that has grown into a thing of British football legend.

Kamara was at his former club Portsmouth, reporting on their Premier League game with Blackburn Rovers in 2010, when the studio cut to him for a big moment.


Stelling asked his mate about there being a sending off, but Kammy had no idea answering Jeff's 'there's been a red card but for who Chris Kamara,' by saying 'I don't know Jeff, has there?'

Hilarity ensued in the studio as it became abundantly clear that the reporter had literally no idea what was going on behind him answering "I don't know" to what was going on.

The answer was pretty simple, Anthony Vanden Borre had been sent off and wasn't just going off as a substitute, as Kamara had thought.

Speaking about the mistake to SPORTbible in the past, Kamara said, "Immediately the director, a woman called Karen Wilmington, came on the line and went, 'Watch the game will you, that's what you're being paid for!' I went, 'Sorry Karen but I didn't see him get sent off.'

"That was it, I worried about it even though the lads were having a giggle in the studio and on the way home I phoned the producer, Ian Condron, to apologise and he went, 'You can just about get away with it' because it's you.'

"The next morning - this is before I was doing Goals on Sunday - I got a phone call asking could I get to Yorkshire television in Leeds because Fox Sports in America had seen what was going on and there were a few radio stations around the world so it turned into a massive plus."

Today's report doesn't say if the 64-year-old will carry on hosting Goal on Sunday, and there is yet to be a decision on who will replace Stelling.

With capers as happened at Pompey, and his enthusiastic delivery of goal reports, calling pretty much everything on the pitch unbelievable, everyone watching Soccer Saturday is certainly going to miss Kammy.

Featured Image Credit: Sky Sports

Topics: Chris Kamara, Premier League, Sky Sports, EFL Championship

Ryan Sidle
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