LEGENDARY Jeff Stelling unbuttoned his shirt and left the Soccer Saturday crew in hysterics as he brilliantly teased the Wycombe manager.
The Sky Sports host and all-round master of ceremonies was on top form once again this weekend as he kept fans updated on the football scores across the country.
Jeff Stelling got his chest out live on Soccer SaturdayCredit: SKY SPORTS
The studio guests were in hysterics at the host’s anticsCredit: SKY SPORTS
Gareth Ainsworth wore his leather jacket and open shirt comboCredit: Sky Sports
But he stole the show before the 3pm kick-offs even got underway.
A reporter did a live piece with Wycombe chief Gareth Ainsworth and his Rotherham counterpart Paul Warne ahead of their League One 0-0 stalemate.
Long-haired Ainsworth, the EFL’s second longest-serving manager at nine years, is a rock-and-roll star and often dazzles on the touchline with his eccentric and bold outfit choices.
Saturday’s clobber included his favourite leather jacket and an open black shirt.
So when the cameras cut back to Stelling and the guys in the Sky studio, he had duly undone the first few buttons to reveal his hairy chest.
As guests Paul Merson, Clinton Morrison, Kris Boyd and Darren Bent lost their composure in fits of laughter, Stelling lapped up the moment.
He said: “Two really good managers, two smashing guys and that Gareth Ainsworth, he’s a trendsetter isn’t he?
“You lot are so far behind, not one of you has got the bottle to get it out and show people what you’ve got. Gareth and I, we do.”
Viewers at home were also loving the content from the ‘irreplaceable’ and departing Jeff.
One said: “Jeff Stelling is a national treasure.”
Another wrote: “We are going to miss Jeff Stelling next year, Saturday afternoons will NEVER be the same.”
A third added: “My gosh, brilliant. What other sports presenter would get away with that but him? Going to miss him terribly.”
Stelling, 66, announced he would be stepping down from the role at the end of the season in October.
He has presented the iconic scores show since way back in 1994.
The huge Hartlepool fan’s Soccer Saturday departure followed the sudden exits of longstanding pundits Phil Thompson, Charlie Nicholas and Matt Le Tissier.
And reports last month suggested popular pundit Chris Kamara could also be on his way out of the programme this summer, too.
BBC Sport’s Mark Chapman has been approached as a potential replacement for Stelling with Julian Warren, Hayley McQueen and Laura Woods also in the running.