CHRIS KAMARA has given fans an update on his health after announcing his departure from Football Saturday.
The legendary expert will be leaving the show after an impressive 24 years.
In a statement on Twitter, Kamara – also known as Kammy – wrote: “After 24 years with Sky Sports we have announced my departure.
“I loved every minute and the memories will live with me forever.
“Working with Jeff and the boys was amazing!
“And the special days at Goals on Sunday with Ben Shephard who has become a great pal. I had a great time!”
Sky Sports colleague Jeff Stelling was leading the tributes when the news broke on Saturday.
He said: “The man is just a genius, he is an absolute genius.
“I can say from my perspective it has been a privilege to have worked with Kammy for so long, he is an important part of the Football Saturday success story.
“His warmth, his energy, his humor, his ability to misread cards. Nobody worked harder. He’s a good man, one of the very best, a great friend, I will miss him very much. Good luck, Kammy!”
Fellow expert Paul Merson added: “His knowledge of football is second to none. What a guy and he loves his football.
“People will say he’s funny but his knowledge of football was scary. He will be greatly missed.”
Fans have worried about Kammy since he revealed last month that he was suffering from a condition called Apraxia of Speech.
However, he took to Twitter again on Saturday night to provide a positive update.
He said: “Thank you everyone again for your best wishes today.
“I cried when Unbelievable Jeff was swallowed up on screen.
“I can’t thank Sky enough for this wonderful tribute.
“The good news is also that I am almost there in terms of my health. Had amazing help.”
Alongside his work for Sky Sports, Kammy presents ITV’s Ninja Warrior UK, starring Ben Shephard and Rochelle Humes.
He will also present the new ITV series The Games.
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