Hughesy quits The Footy Show
A contract clash sees comedian leave AFL world and head back to TEN.
Dave Hughes has quit The AFL Footy Show after three seasons, to return to TEN for his own panel show, Hughesy, We Have a Problem.
“I am out of contract with Channel Nine and this Channel TEN deal is going to mean I can’t be a regular on a rival network during the term of the deal which is up until midyear next year, which means I could not be a regular on The Footy Show,” Hughes told the Daily Telegraph.
The new panel show sees him solve problems, alongside guest comedians and entertainers.
On Nine’s Footy Show, Hughes was frequently the target of opinionated football fans, despite his previous run with TEN’s defunct Before the Game.
Last week it was reported both Paul “Fatty” Vautin and Darryl Brohman would depart the NRL Footy Show as part of a show “refresh.”
Hughesy, We Have a Problem will premiere in 2018.