Footy Show NRL celebrates 20th year on air tonight

The Footy Show turns 20 in 2013 and the celebrations start with a bang when rock glam sensations KISS perform LIVE on Thursday night after the Rabbitohs-Roosters blockbuster on Channel Nine.

Paul “Fatty” Vautinis blowing out his own candles in 2013 as he celebrates 20 continuous years of hostingThe Footy Show.

Michael “Slats” Slater,Beau Ryan,Darryl “The Big Marn” BrohmanandGorden Talliswill all be back in 2013, along with the otherFooty Showfavourites including Wally Lewis and NRL stars Benji Marshall and Billy Slater among others, to help Fatty celebrate the milestone with season-long festivities.

A massive night for rugby league starts with the traditional curtain-raiser to the NRL season: the fierce local derby between the Sydney Roosters and South Sydney Rabbitohs.

The Footy Show will follow the Roosters-Rabbitohs clash on Channel Nine, the first of four Thursday night games scheduled for the opening rounds of the competition.

 

Ray Hadleywill be joined onThe Footy Show byLeila McKinnonto discuss the big issues in rugby league each week with “Five in the Bin”.Erin Molanreturns to the panel with all the big news stories of the week and Nine Brisbane’s sport reporterYvonne Sampsonjoins the team in 2013 with more news and features.

 

Mario Fenechreturns asThe Footy Show’spolitical correspondent in a federal election year. “The Falcon” is the perfect choice after his unsuccessful bid for a seat in the NSW Upper House for the What’s Doing? Party over a decade ago, and his failure to get elected to Randwick Council at the local government elections in 2012.

 

PopularFooty Showsegments including “Crack-A-Fatty”, “Beat the Boys” and “Anti Ad” will be back in 2013, and there will be some “blasts from the past” returning for a guest appearance.

 

From Thursday, April 4,The Footy Show goes LIVEevery week in its new time slot of 8.30PM

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