Tubes delivers brilliant 'one question only' on final episode of Soccer AM, it's emotional
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The final episode of Soccer AM gave us some wonderful moments on Saturday morning, including a special 'one question only' from the long-serving Peter "Tubes" Dale.
It was confirmed in March that the much-loved Sky Sports show would be axed at the end of the 2022/23 campaign after an extraordinary 28-year stint on our screens.
From the iconic Crossbar Challenge and the Car Park Game to Skill School and more, Soccer AM has been a staple of many people's lives since its debut in 1995.
Since then, a number of presenters have fronted the show, including popular duo Tim Lovejoy and Helen Chamberlain, as well as current hosts John Fendley and Jimmy Bullard.
🚨 WHAT A LINE-UP! 🚨— Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) May 27, 2023
Don't miss the final show on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Showcase! 📺 pic.twitter.com/I9vmOb4cLZ
Other popular crew members from years gone by include Robbie Knox, James Long, Joe “Sheephead” Worsley and of course, Peter "Tubes" Dale, who was incredibly emotional throughout the final show.
In fact, to mark the final episode of Soccer AM on Saturday morning, Tubes performed one last 'one question only' to guest Stephen Graham – and it hit us right in the nostalgic feels.
One fan commented on the below clip, saying: "This was what made Soccer AM special, to have removed it 11 years ago ultimately was the downfall of the show."
A second wrote: "So many childhood memories watching Soccer AM. Sad it’s the last ever show today," while a third added: "Utterly brilliant and the best. What a legend."
TUBESSSSS ☞— Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) May 27, 2023
Tubes has one last question, and one question only... 🙌 pic.twitter.com/KG5agCxzDk
Dale, who is an original member of the Soccer AM crew, opened up on those who believe the show is "not what it used to be" during the latest episode of Tubes and Ange Golf Life.
"It has changed. It's massively changed, but it's had to change," he said.
"I get fed up with people who say 'It's not what it used to be' - it can't be what it used to be. Because, the way the world has changed, you can't be doing the stuff we were doing back in the day! Some of the jokes [and] some of the innuendos - we can't do stuff like that!"
In recent weeks, it has been suggested the programme will be replaced with Saturday Social, which is described as 'an alternative insight into the beautiful game'.
"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," a spokesman for Sky said.
"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.”
Thoughts on Soccer AM ending after 28 years? Is it the right decision?
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