A man flicking channels late at night has made the startling discovery that Channel Nine’s Footy Show is still on air.
The once popular show was previously believed to have finished in the late 90s or early 2000s.
Jeremy Ellis, a 47 year-old shop fitter, said he was struggling to find something to watch on Thursday night and he was shocked to make the discovery.
“I accidentally flicked onto Channel Nine and there it was,” said Ellis.
“For a few moments I thought I had somehow gone back in time to the 90s. The jokes were from that era and Sam looked a similar age but in a disconcerting way.
“It was then I realised there was no Trevor and no Eddie and this was actually still on. It was like stumbling across a lost island of dinosaurs but not as funny.”
Other football fans have reacted with disbelief to the revelation, with some questioning if Ellis had been drinking.
“It just doesn’t make any sense at all,” said footy fan Barbara Restreppo.
“The show was past it ten years ago, how could it possibly still be on?”
Channel Nine have since confirmed the show is indeed still on and is now hosted by Garry Lyon and James Brayshaw.
“We’ll that explains why no one knew about it,” said Ms Restreppo.
“Seriously, Garry Lyon? Didn’t he already ruin the Melbourne Football Club?”
Channel Nine said it was disappointed that many footy fans were unaware the show was still on but said they were pleased that ‘up to dozens of people are still watching it and one or two enjoy it.’
This post originally appeared in Inside Football.