Keys and Gray back already as talkSPORT stick two fingers up to Sky

Andy Gray and Richard Keys apparent comments

Andy Gray and Richard Keys apparent comments

Former SkySports presenters, Andy Gray and Richard Keys have already lined up a return to broadcasting, less than a month after both were sacked after becoming embroiled in a sexism row.

The duo had headed Skys coverage of football for nearly 20 years, and will become the new hosts of a football talk show on the station, starting a week on Monday.

The show represents a swift change in fortunes for the pair, who will be on between 10am and 1pm every weekday, after they both left Sky.

Gray was sacked, and Keys, who had presented over 1000 live games resigned shortly after, when an insider released footage of the two making sexist remarks off air about female linesman Sian Massey.

The new show represents a new start for the pair, and Keys released a statement saying, “This is the start of something new and exciting for Andy and myself.

“We are delighted to be joining the talkSPORT family and can’t wait to get going.”

Andy Gray added: “I can’t tell you how excited I am about joining the talkSPORT team.

“It’s an ideal opportunity for Richard and me to do what we do best, and that’s talk about sport.”

Programme director for talkSPORT, Moz Dee, the, said: “This is great news for talkSPORT, and we’re very excited about the new programme and these additions to our strengthening line up.

“Andy and Richard are iconic broadcasters with massive TV careers who I know will have an impact on national radio.”

Andy Gray will be making a return to radio, having worked for Talk Radio during the World Cup in 1998, and Five Live in 2002.

Keys also has experience on the format, having began life as a sports editor on Piccadilly Radio before he started with Sky in 1992.

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