'A sad day': Billy opens up on TV retirement call

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Geelong large Billy Brownless has opened up connected his determination to permission the AFL Sunday Footy Show aft this season, declaring that he's "had enough".

Brownless has been a mainstay connected a fig of Nine's flagship AFL programs, including the since-defunct AFL Footy Show, but has been a long-time panellist connected the Sunday edition.

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The 54-year-old explained wherefore helium was leaving to his large mates Matthew Lloyd, Nathan Brown, Tony Jones, Damian Barrett and Kane Cornes connected this week's show.

"It's been bully fun, 23 years connected the Sunday Footy Show," Brownless said connected Sunday morning.

The 54-year-old explained his determination to locomotion distant from the wildly fashionable Sunday Footy Show (Nine)

"A bittersweet day, but I've astir apt conscionable had enough. I'm getting a spot older, it would beryllium bully to person a Sunday off. And I haven't been sacked but it's a substance of time, I suppose. Probably get retired earlier I bash get pushed.

"Sad time due to the fact that we are each family, we're bully friends.

"Even the camera unit and the level staff, they've been present longer than us."

Brownless' determination was met with sadness from his colleagues, with Jones saying the announcement had near the squad "genuinely flat', portion Lloyd said the Geelong icon would beryllium "hard to replace".

Brownless was a regular connected the archetypal Thursday nighttime Footy Show connected the Nine Network (Getty)

While Brownless volition proceed successful his vigor relation Triple M, his TV status brings to an extremity a stellar 27-year vocation successful beforehand of the camera, which began with appearances connected the archetypal Thursday nighttime AFL Footy Show.

"I started with the Footy Show with Ed, Sam and Trev (Marmalade) successful the bully aged days. Once I finished up footy I was fortunate capable to get onto the amusement and ended up doing some the Thursday and Sunday shows," helium told the Herald Sun.

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"It has been a fantastic ride, to beryllium honest. I person conscionable had enough, to beryllium honest. I emotion the amusement and I emotion the boys.

"We person a precise bully chemistry which is hard to get connected a footy sheet amusement due to the fact that we each person egos, but we each get connected truly well. We are a team."

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