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Overwhelmed Chris Kamara ‘surprised’ by response from fans to emotional podcast

Iconic football broadcaster Chris Kamara has thanked fans for their support and messages following his emotional podcast interview with Steve Bartlett.

The former Sky Sports Soccer Saturday reporter, who has also appeared on Ninja Warrior UK and Goals on Sunday among other shows, spoke openly about his apraxia of speech diagnosis.

The 64-year-old said that he "feels like a fraud" and like he "should have bowed out" of his TV roles due to the condition which means he sometimes struggles to talk.

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Reacting to the subsequent outpouring of support, Kammy tweeted: "It was a pleasure to speak to Steve Bartlett Diary of a CEO podcast.

"It was only recorded last Friday so yesterday really took me by surprise.

"I can’t respond to everyone, but many thanks to all for the support and messages, which haven’t gone unnoticed – I’m very grateful."

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Speaking to Dragons Den entrepreneur Steven, Kammy admitted that he feels "strange" having having made the decision to step back from live sports broadcasting.

He said: "Strange in terms of, I feel a fraud now in terms of broadcasting; I don’t bring to the table what I used to.

"So that’s hard, my life away from the screen couldn’t be any better. Grandkids, family, it’s perfect.

"I feel I’m doing these programmes and they’re not getting the best of me, but they’re tolerating me, that’s how it feels."

Speaking recently to the Daily Star, he suggested that this had been the correct decision, acknowledging: "I am a new person now. Day to day I can get by. There are good days and bad days. I am on the mend though.

"Everyone at Ninja Warrior has looked after me. They take the weight off my shoulders and do the stuff I can't do."

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