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Sky brings Jamie Vardy football doc to flagship net

Factual-headerThe Next Jamie VardySky 1 is set to broadcast fly-on-the-wall doc The Next Jamie Vardy in September.

Beginning on 16 September, the series will take a look behind Vardy’s V9 Academy. It will follow the footballer as he seeks to discover new talent from non-league football.

The six-part series will also reflect back on Vardy’s time playing in non-league football, where he began his career with Stockbridge Park Steels in 2007, before helping Leicester City to a Premier League title in 2016.

The Next Jamie Vardy is produced by Zig Zag Productions and will also be broadcast on Sky Sports’ new-dedicated Premier League channel in the UK.

The show will air on the channel alongside live Premier League football games such as Manchester City v. Liverpool, Chelsea v. Arsenal and Manchester Utd v. Everton.

Adam MacDonald, commissioning director at Sky 1, said: “Jamie completed one of the most remarkable stories in the history of English football by winning the Premier League title.

“Now he wants to offer that fairy tale opportunity to others like him, with the V9 academy. We can’t wait to use this unique access to show Sky customers the real stories behind non-league players hoping to make it to the big time.”