The American Football Show with Vernon Kay comes to Channel 4

Last Sunday night saw the start of Channel 4’s coverage of the new American Football season and this year they’ve added some big names to their hosting roster.

In addition to 4’s usual live game coverage, NFL fans in the UK will now also get a weekly Saturday morning highlights show to be presented Vernon Kay.

Photo by Au Kirk

Photo by Au Kirk

It turns out Vernon, who is best known for hosting the ITV quiz show ‘All Star Family Fortunes’, is actually a big fan of the sport and even plays himself as a defensive back for the London Warriors team. Who knew?

The imaginatively titled ‘The American Football Show’ begins airing on Saturday, 14 September, 2013 at 9:00 AM on Channel 4. Each episode will take a look back at the best of the weeks action from the NFL.

It has also been announced that Channel 4 have secured the exclusive live UK broadcast rights for the Super Bowl in 2014.