Match of the Day is here to stay (and it's getting a Brucie bonus midweek show)

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IF THERE’S ONE thing we like more than Match of the Day, it’s a bonus midweek Match of the Day on a Wednesday night.

Alongside the news that the beloved football highlights show has been renewed until 2019, the BBC announced a new midweek show which will begin next season.

The new three-year deal cost £240 million, the Guardian reports. ITV, who poached the weekly highlights package from 2001-2004, did not bid for the rights.

Match of the Day, which is celebrating its 50th year, is “the most iconic brand in television sport,” BBC Sport’s director Barbara Slater said.

The new midweek show, which is slated to air at 10pm on BBC 2 each Wednesday, will reflect ”the continued appetite for Premier League action and analysis”.

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