NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 09: Matthew Johns looks on during the round one NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and the Manly Sea Eagles at McDonald Jones Stadium on March 9, 2018 in Newcastle, Australia. (Photo by Ashley Feder/Getty Images)

TV personality Matty Johns has committed to Fox Sports in a deal reportedly worth $1m a season, with Johns recently signing a five-year extension.

Johns and his manager John Singleton met with Fox Sports last week, and wanted to get a deal done as quickly as possible, as Johns didn’t want to entertain any other offers.

“I had absolutely no interest in going anywhere else,” Johns told the Daily Telegraph.

“I said to Singo, ‘let’s just go to Fox Sports and get it done’.

“Anyway, we went and sat down with Steve Crawley to work it out.

“Singo said to him, ‘I’m the worst manager in the world because I’m telling you he doesn’t want to go anywhere else. So what are you going to pay us?’

“I love it there. They’ve been great to me and I was never going anywhere.”

The Telegraph understand the deal totals $5 million, which would see Johns at the top of the tree in terms of highest-paid Fox Sports personalities.

Johns’ show set ratings records this season, and was also a huge player in the demise of Channel Nine’s Footy Show, which came to an end after 24 years.

Johns confirmed to The Telegraph Reg Reagan could make a return next season, although he’s unsure what capacity he could come back in.

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    • I can’t say much eels47, not because I am sworn to secrecy but because we genuinely make it up on the night. Just ask Bryan Fletcher (aka RussCrower) because he literally doesn’t have a clue! 😂😂😂

      Well, finally ZT have answered a question everyone here has been asking all off-season. While the off-season has been dominated by players who get drunk off camera and make fools of themselves, finally the focus has shifted to where it belongs… to former players who get paid to get drunk ON camera and make fools of themselves. 🍺🍺🍺🍺

  1. Having fox subscription was worth every penny this year.
    Controversy Corner.
    The Fan with Vossy
    The Greatest with Mick Ennis
    All games,No kfc ads.
    Vonnie, hindy and fletch
    Late show and sunday night with Matty.
    👍👍👍👍 🤓🤓🤓

    • If it wasn’t for Matty Johns’ shows, the Footy Show wouldn’t be where it is now.
      So I guess they’re the orchestrators of their own demise.

    • The difference is though that Matty evolved and created a great show on Fox. Fatty went with the same dried up formula which led to his sacking and then the final demise of the Footy Show.

      Matty seems to get the balance right between footy tall and his shenanigans, something the Footy SHow hasn’t been able to do for well over a decade.

    • Professor was good, especially at the start of the season. But low ratings meant they had to turn to advertising, and it just became one 25-minute long ad for KFC

    • Too true, the Professor is zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
      360 is the best show. As a journo, Kent is lightyears ahead that dolt Rothfield

    • Professor was a lot better when it was all live. Now they do takes and it just looks way too “produced” without having the professional look that should go along with it.

  2. What’s with Johns’s head? Looks like he’s out of ‘One Flew Over the Cukoo’s Nest’……….thinks his opinions are the only ones that count & as for his comedy sketches? Give it up mate!

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