Jeff Stelling responds to Soccer Saturday favourites leaving Sky Sports as two beloved stars quit on same day | The SunAugust 5, 2023
JEFF STELLING has paid tribute to Soccer Saturday favourite Bianca Westwood after she announced her departure from Sky Sports.
This comes as the beloved Dickie Davis also announced that he is quitting after 30 years with the powerhouse broadcaster.
Sky Sports has been doing some significant remodelling over the past year.
With many top figures like Stelling, Martin Tyler, Geoff Shreeves, Graeme Souness and Chris Kamara either jumping ship or getting the boot.
And now Westwood and Davis join that list.
Stelling, who hosted Soccer Saturday for 25 years, paid tribute to ex-colleague Westwood following her announcement.
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He tweeted: "Such a great girl, such a great reporter. I have to say that of course as we are doing 30+ theatre tour in Jan and Feb. But I also mean it".
Westwood, who worked for the company for over two decades, most notably as a match reporter, released an emotional statement on Saturday morning confirming her exit.
She said: "It’s been a phenomenal 22 and a half years and I’ve been a small part of building the channel into the giant of broadcasting it is today. What a ride!"
The 48-year-old became the first female match reporter in Soccer Saturday history back in 2001.