Billy Brownless quits Footy Show

“It has been a fantastic ride," says Nine AFL presenter after 27 year run.

Nine’s Billy Brownless has quit the AFL Footy Show after 27 years.

Brownless joined The Footy Show in 1994 followed later by the Sunday Footy Show.

“The time has come to hang up the boots and microphone and to have Sundays off,” he told the Sunday Herald Sun.

“I started with the Footy Show with Ed (McGuire), Sam (Newman) and Trev (Marmalade) in the good old days. Once I finished up footy I was lucky enough to get onto the show and ended up doing both the Thursday and Sunday shows.

“It has been a fantastic ride, to be honest.”

Brownless makes his final two appearances on The Footy Show Grand Final Eve: My Room Telethon on Friday and the Sunday Footy Show Grand Final Wrap next weekend.

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  1. Wow on the surface this was unexpected… but when I think about it a little deeper: his radio show was reduced to an hour, four times a week on Triple M this year and he disappeared from his special commentary following the Saturday rub radio show on Saturday afternoon games. So he has been scaling back his commitments this year. This announcement may signal his departure from the Saturday Rub too.
    I’ve always found him entertaining to a degree, but his schtick of acting dimwitted wears thin depending on the mood I’m in. He was good on the Sunday Footy Show though… he fit in well.

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