Tue, 3 Apr, 2018Ben Squires

Paul "Fatty" Vautin to make stunning Footy Show return

Paul "Fatty" Vautin to make stunning Footy Show return

Paul “Fatty” Vautin is set to make a stunning return to the NRL Footy Show amid a rating slide, with Channel 9 producers lining up the rugby league legend to temporarily replace Erin Molan when she takes time off in June for the birth of her first child.

The Daily Telegraph reports some network insiders are concerned Vautin will take a little cajoling, after hearing about being axed on an overseas holiday last November.

“It would take some ego massaging,” an unnamed source reportedly said.

Molan has already indicated that she’s not sure how much time she’ll be taking off to care for her new arrival, who is due around State of Origin time.

“I’m not sure how much time I’ll take off,” Molan told The Daily Telegraph, “I’ve been thinking four to six weeks but it just depends how bubba is and how I am.

“I have no idea what to expect. Whether the baby will settle, and feed and sleep. All that stuff.

“If I’m breast feeding I can bring the bub into work with me.

“The main thing is I have wonderful support from Channel 9 for whatever we need.”

The NRL Footy Show has been struggling for ratings this year, with some commentators pointing the finger at Vautin’s departure.

What are your thoughts? Will you be glad to see Fatty Vautin back on our screens?