Footy Show host Eddie McGuire has revealed that the program will re-air in 2019 with a whole new format.
The Collingwood president discussed some of the changes that would take place on his Friday morning Triple M breakfast show, revealing that he and long-standing panellist Sam Newman will return in a reduced capacity.
McGuire confirmed that there would be just four Footy Show specials throughout the 2019 AFL season featuring himself and Newman, as well as a revamped weekly entertainment show with a new host and panellists.
“We’re going to have a completely new format next year,” McGuire said on The Hot Breakfast.
“We’re going to have an expanded Footy Show format.
“It will be a completely new take on what footy shows need to be going forward.”
McGuire provided further details of the Footy Show’s renovations to Nine’s Today, stating that the changes will largely accommodate for Nine’s busy sporting calendar in 2019.
“We will then have another show that will be on a Wednesday or Thursday night, depending what is happening in the football world,” he said of the shows he won’t be involved with.
“That will be a new show. New hosts, new people. Sam may be going in between both of them. But I won’t be hosting that show, but I will be hosting the specials.
“Then Sam, of course, will also be involved in the extended Sunday Footy Show on the Sunday morning with some of his great head-to-head interviews and that type of thing.”
McGuire also revealed that Newman has signed a new multi-year deal with Nine despite the former Geelong ruckman seemingly signing off to fans on the Footy Show’s final studio episode.