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Adrian Chiles To Be Replaced By Mark Pougatch On ITV, Football Fans Ecstatic

23/01/2015 11:48 GMT | Updated 23/01/2015 12:59 GMT
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ITV presenter Adrian Chiles at the St Jakob-Park Stadium, Basel. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday September 8, 2014. See PA story SOCCER England. Photo credit should read: Mike Egerton/PA Wire. Use subject to FA restrictions. Editorial use only. Commercial use only with prior written consent of the FA. No editing except cropping. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 or see www.paphotos.com/info/ for full restrictions and further information.during a training session at the St Jakob-Park Stadium, Basel. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday September 7, 2014. See PA story SOCCER England. Photo credit should read: Mike Egerton/PA Wire. Use subject to FA restrictions. Editorial use only. Commercial use only with prior written consent of the FA. No editing except cropping. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 or see www.paphotos.com/info/ for full restrictions and further information.

Adrian Chiles has been removed from ITV's football coverage with immediate effect.

He will be replaced by sports journalist Mark Pougatch, starting with Chelsea's Paris Saint-Germain Champions League fixture next month.

ITV refused to comment on the reason for Chiles' departure, but many are assuming it's the result of fan campaigns and public response.

Needless to say, anyone who has ever watched football was overjoyed:

People are already thinking about what will be his next career move:

But mostly, everyone was relieved to finally be getting an improved commentary.

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Adrian Chiles Dropped From ITV Football Presenting Team Line-Up, Mark Pougatch Takes Over

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