Jimmy Bullard reacts on Twitter after replacing Helen Chamberlain on Soccer AM

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Over twenty years on from making her first appearance on the show, Helen Chamberlain has decided to leave Soccer AM.

The 50-year-old has become synonymous with the match-day television programme having hosted it alongside Tim Lovejoy, who left in 2007.

Max Rushden was brought in as his replacement and since then, John "Fenners" Fendley has joined Chamberlain on the sofa.

Ratings have plummeted down the years, though, with recent viewing figures at 60,000, compared to 300,000 in the mid-noughties.

Soccer AM now runs for just 90 minutes on Saturday mornings having previously been aired for up to four hours.

A revamp has been long overdue, and so Chamberlain has departed to welcome two new presenters: up-and-coming comedian Lloyd Griffith and former Hull City midfielder Jimmy Bullard.

Bullard has been a regular on the show in recent years, taking part in various sketches, and he will now take up a more prominent role.

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The 38-year-old's loud personality and cheeky grin saw him become a cult figure during his playing days in the Premier League and he's carried over that flamboyance onto television.

He's now reacted to replacing Chamberlain on Twitter and safe to say he's absolutely buzzing about the opportunity to present Soccer AM.

Bullard also vowed that Saturday mornings "won't be the same again" with him, Griffith and Fendley running the show.

In the tweet below, he wrote: "☝🏻Think buzzing & excited are same thing. However it's going to go off so get yourselves involved as Saturday mornings won't be same again!"

He then added: "Get on this people! Youse have asked me for years and now it's happening! @socceram Buzzing, excited & proud!"

Bullard's rise to television fame began two years after his retirement from professional football in 2012, making a number of appearances on BBC Sport and BT Sport as a pundit.

He then participated in the 14th series of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here in 2014, where he entertained viewers but surprisingly came 10th.

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