Sky Sports give Jeff Stelling ‘world’s longest montage’ in emotional farewell

Sky Sports have sent Jeff Stelling off with the 'world's longest montage' as the iconic presenter bid farewell to Soccer Saturday.

Stelling announced his intention to step down from the programme back in April. The Sky presenter had said, "It is now the right time to move on and give Sky Sports viewers a break from my relentless rants, bad gags and over-the-top celebrations of Hartlepool United goals."

And as he was given a standing ovation from his co-hosts, Stelling was also handed a fitting tribute from Sky. The six-and-a-half-minute video tugged on the heartstrings, giving viewers the best bits of Stelling's Soccer Saturday career.

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One fan tweeted: "What a legend. I'm not crying, you are. Unbelievable @JeffStelling!"

"Brilliant, brilliant tribute. Jeff Stelling is what made a programme watching people talking about live football just unmissable. Good Luck Jeff. You're unbelievable," a second added. While a third said: "That was a bit emosh. Massive shoes to fill, will never be the same again!"

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And while many fans were emotional while watching the broadcast, one cheeky fan couldn't help but notice its length: "World’s longest montage lol."

Stelling was given a standing ovation when he signed off from Soccer Saturday for one last time on Sunday. He was also visibly moved by the tribute, which featured talking heads from some of his old buddies: Charlie Nicholas, Phil Thompson, Matt Le Tissier, and more.

Stelling was allowed to give one final message, thanking fans and joking that he'd U-turned on retirement – as he had in 2022, having announced he'd decided to quit the show before opting to stay on the show for another year.


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