Helen Chamberlain, Tubes and Soccerettes
Sky Sports is axing Soccer AM after 30 years on air, so here’s where the former presenters are now – from Helen Chamberlain to Tubes.
Soccer AM is reportedly being taken off air after almost three decades on Sky Sports. The comedy football talk show first aired in 1995 every Saturday morning and only 10 episodes remain. The final show will be broadcast on 27 May 2023, the day before the end of the 2022-23 Premier League.
The show has rotated through at least 12 presenters; it became a hit in its early days led by Helen Chamberlain, the only female host, and Tim Lovejoy.
Both performances came out in 2017 and 2007, respectively, so HITC looks at where they were today.
Today’s Soccer AM presenters: Helen Chamberlain, Tim Lovejoy, Soccerettes and more
Chamberlain is one of the original presenters of Soccer AM. She graced the screen for 22 years until 2017 when she was replaced by Lloyd Griffith and former footballer Jimmy Bullard.
Since leaving the talk show, the 55-year-old has switched her focus to darts; she has presented many darts events, including the 2022 and 2023 World Senior Darts Championships.
Helen played in pub leagues in her youth and claims to have beaten former world number one Eric Bristow in a casual game.
Little is known about her personal life since her split from darts pro James Wade. They did two years about 2008 about two years.
Tim Lovejoy joined the team in 1996 and left after just over ten years. Unlike Chamberlain, he continued his football career as host of BBC Radio 5 Live’s phone-in show, 6-0-6, as well as the defunct internet TV channel, Channel Bee.
He also took part in series 6 of Celebrity Masterchef. Although his cooking skills didn’t make it to the Masterchef final, that didn’t stop Lovejoy from appearing on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch, a cooking show.
Tim separated from his partner, the English football player Tamsin Greenway, in 2016. They are the parents of a daughter named Jamie, born in May 2013. He has two daughters from his marriage to Jade Lovejoy.
The Soccerettes were young women who modeled football shirts in front of cheering male guests as they strutted along the set. The segment was canceled in 2015 due to criticism that it was exploitative.
The female guests went on to become sports presenters, and stars of Big Brother.
Brentford fan Natalie Sawyer is now a talkSport radio presenter and podcast host.
Bury FC supporter Gemma Atkinson went on to become a Hollyoaks and Emmerdale actress.
She has also appeared in films, including How To Stop Being A Loser, alongside Pamela Anderson and Richard E Grant.
Tubes (Peter Dale)
Although not an official presenter, Tubes quickly became a fan favorite with his regular “one question and one question” feature.
He started as an assistant producer on Soccer AM and now travels between clubs for interviews with football’s famous faces. He recently interviewed West Ham’s Jarrod Bowen.
The Soccer AM presenter went on hiatus after suffering an unexpected heart attack in January 2018.
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