Big change to Celtic broadcasts as BBC Sportsound announce Saturday step down

By Lewis Laird

April 27, 2022

BBC Sportsound host Richard Gordon has announced he will be stepping aside from presenting the Scottish Football programme on Saturday afternoon.

After 30-years on the show, there will be a new voice on the airwaves presenting the scores and results on a Saturday, with the BBC Radio Scotland host announcing that he would be stepping aside.

From next season, Gordon will instead be moving to the Sunday version of the show and will also be back on the air for the big midweek fixtures on BBC Scotland.

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As reported by the Herald, speaking about his move, Gordon said, “It has been an absolute privilege being in the hot seat every Saturday, but given I’m about to complete my 30th full season, I think it’s the right time to step aside. 

“It’s been a hugely difficult decision, but I’m delighted to be able to carry on doing Sundays and midweeks.

“I felt I needed a new challenge alongside my BBC commitments, and I look forward to still being heavily involved in the wonderful world of Scottish football.”

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Gordon will have been a memorable voice for Celtic and Scottish Football fans over the years, having presented the show for three decades.

Alongside several different pundits, the host will have experienced all the highs and lows of football in this country, including a lot of success for Celtic over the years.

Going into next season, it will be a new voice on Saturday afternoons for those tuning into BBC Radio Scotland, which will be announced in July ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.

Many more Celtic games will likely be on Saturday next term due to potential participation in the Champions League group stages.

Hopefully, one of Gordon’s final Saturday shows is rounded off with Celtic lifting the Scottish Premiership on the 14th of May against Motherwell.

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