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Hutchy: I was too plump for Footy Show

Jarrod Sierocki

AFL: Eddie McGuire explains how his shocking move back to The Footy Show came to be on Fox Footy’s pregame coverage of Adelaide against Geelong.

The Footy Show — May 2017 — Supplied by Channel 9. Craig Hutchison and Eddie McGuire.

SHOWBIZ is a tough gig. Just ask Craig Hutchison.

The veteran sports journalist and former Footy Show host was controversially axed last Friday after the program suffered a noticeable ratings dip.

The 42-year-old was replaced by former host and Collingwood boss Eddie McGuire as the network scrambled to recruit viewers.

“The numbers weren’t there,” Hutchison told Garry Lyon on Channel Nine. “The ratings — we lost four nights of the year.

“It’s like the Harlem Globetrotters losing four games. It never happens, and it never has happened. The only discernible difference to the year before was me.

“I have to take it on the chin and take full responsibility for it.”

But the footy personality thinks there’s another reason he was axed, making a …

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