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Collymore to make one-off return to BBC as 606 host


Football pundit Stan Collymore is making a one-off return to the BBC this Saturday on their flagship 606 phone-in show.

Collymore is standing in for regular co-presenter Robbie Savage, who will be working on BT Sport’s coverage of the Liverpool v West Brom Premier League match. He announced the news on his Twitter account on Tuesday night.

The former England striker joined talkSPORT in 2008 and hosted a regular ‘Call Collymore’ phone-in, but his contract with the station was not renewed after Euro 2016.

Collymore was dropped by the BBC in 2004 after admitting ‘dogging’, following a story in The Sun newspaper.

A BBC spokesman told Prolific North: “We use a range of contributors on our football phone-in programmes. Stan is an experienced and award-winning broadcaster.”

There are no current plans for the former Liverpool and Aston Villa player to join the station on a more regular basis.

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