The ‘new and improved’ AFL Footy Show will hit our screens tonight with the promise of controversial host Sam Newman being allowed “off the leash”.
Speaking on Triple M Melbourne’s Hot Breakfast this morning, returning host Eddie McGuire confirmed the shackles on Newman had been released.
McGuire also revealed that some changes to the show’s set and format had been made, but they weren’t going to completely scrap everything from the show.
“We’ve got some new segments,” McGuire said
“There’s a bit going on tonight.
“(But) we’re not going to go mad and change the world.”
Newman himself spoke on Triple M Adelaide yesterday to speak of the excitement amongst The Footy Show team, particularly from McGuire.
“He is going to do a valve,” Newman declared.
“He is so wound up.
“Ed’s back and he’s going to drag us kicking and screaming into the next century,” Newman told Triple M Adelaide yesterday.”
The Footy Show returns on Channel 9 tonight at 8:30pm.