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Gillette Soccer Saturday legend Chris Kamara has confirmed that he's to leave Sky Sports at the end of the season after 24 years with the company.
The 64-year-old presenter, affectionately known as 'Kammy', became a fan-favourite due to his light-hearted attitude and regular on-screen blunders – and is fondly remembered for his catchphrase 'Unbelievable, Jeff!'.
He released a statement on social media on Saturday morning, saying: "After 24years at Sky Sports we have announced my departure. I have loved every minute & the memories will live with me forever.
"Working with Jeff [Stelling] & the boys has been Unbelievable! And the special days on Goals on Sunday with Ben Shephard who has become a great pal. I’ve had a blast!"
A Sky Sports statement read: "After 24 brilliant years at Sky Sports, including many years as a star of Soccer Saturday, Chris Kamara is leaving the show at the end of the season.
"The Soccer Saturday show paid tribute to him this afternoon, and he leaves with our thanks and very best wishes."
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Gary Hughes, Sky Sports Director of Football, added: "Kammy has been a Sky Sports star. Everyone has a favourite Kammy anecdote or highlight, and the tribute we paid to him on air this afternoon really shows the special place he has in the hearts of our viewers.
"We've been so lucky to have him, and he will always be part of the Sky Sports football family."
Kamara's departure comes just a year-and-a-half after regular Soccer Saturday pundits Charlie Nicholas, Matt Le Tissier and Phil Thompson were controversially shown the door in what was perceived to an attempt to freshen up the show by Sky Sports.
Soccer Saturday presenter Jeff Stelling announced his intention to leave, thanks in part to the departure of many of his friends and co-workers, but changed his mind last month and extended his contract with the company until the end of next season.
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