Despite his worst year for controversies on The Footy Show, Sam Newman has been re-signed by Channel Nine or another 3 years.
“Love him or hate him, Sam is a must-watch every Thursday night,” GTV9 boss Jeffrey Browne told news.com.au.
“We’re very pleased to come to a new agreement with one of our truly great television stars.
The Footy Show is an iconic brand and Sam is integral to its enduring success.”
According to reports, Newman’s deal is worth up to $3m -which would be quite a coup given PBL Media debts.
Newman said he would not know until he turned up next year whether there would be any format changes to the show.
He said he presumed co-hosts Garry Lyon and James Brayshaw would remain in their positions, along with humorist Trevor Marmalade.
Source: Sunday Telegraph