The Footy Show to reunite for farewell spectacular

Eddie McGuire, Sam Newman and Trevor Marmalade will reunite for The Grand Final Footy Show spectacular at Rod Laver Arena.

In what will be a send-off for the now-axed AFL show, it will pay tribute to the past 25 and a half years of The Footy Show.

Eddie McGuire said, “For the biggest game of the year we need to have the biggest show of the year, and what has been a staple of Grand Final week for the past quarter of a century is back.

“I’m so delighted that we’re putting all our resources into one spectacular Thursday night Grand Final week Footy Show. It is a chance for us to pay homage to not only the Grand Final but 25 fantastic years of The Footy Show.“

Nine Melbourne Managing Director, Matt Scriven, said: “We want to pay tribute to the incredible success of the past 25 years of The Footy Show, and bringing back The Grand Final Footy Show will give fans exactly that – a chance to join in the celebrations and fun of a program that was a pioneer in football entertainment.”

Host Eddie McGuire and the other two originals on the show when it started in 1994, Sam Newman and Trevor Marmalade, will reunite for a grand farewell to the longest running sports entertainment program in the history of Australian television.

Plus, a huge lineup of footy greats will celebrate the game we all love and look back on the hilarious, groundbreaking and touching moments of The Footy Show’s quarter of a century as a TV institution, as well as the ups and downs of a controversial 2019 football season.

And it wouldn’t be The Grand Final Footy Show without the show-stopping Player Revue, which will lift the roof off Rod Laver Arena along with some of the biggest acts in music.

Tickets will go on sale in August via Ticketek.

Thursday, September 26, at 7.30pm on Nine.


  1. estherhoffman

    Maybe they could do this every year?Use the profits from the ticket sales for a worthy charity?It would be a good way to keep the footy show alive in a fashion without the weekly grind of having to put out a show every week.

  2. I know theres alot of haters, and the later years weren’t amazing, but 25+ years on tv certainly deserves the big show event at Rod Laver. It’ll will rate nicely, and like many have said before, there is such a great build up during the footy finals week. Great way to say goodbye.

  3. I’m looking forward to this, the Grand Final shows were always a highlight in the Footy Show glory days, I think I have a few taped on VHS in a cupboard.

  4. Sounds great. I just thought of something, why can’t Channel Nine do NRL and AFL Footy Show Specials during the 4 weeks of the Finals every year.? That would be a really awesome thing to do. What do you think about that one David??

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