Rachel Riley made her debut on Friday Night Football alongside her former Countdown co-host Jeff Stelling.

The pair were joined by guest stars that included Jamie Redknapp, Thierry Henry, Jamie Carragher and Ryan Giggs.

Redknapp, Henry, Carragher & Giggs are our guests for #FNF! Sky Sports 1 now pic.twitter.com/AbefCn02NU

— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) August 19, 2016

The 30-year-old presenter seemed excited to get things under way ahead of United’s Premier League meeting with Southampton at Old Trafford…

It’s game day!!! #FNF @SkySports 6.30pm bring it on! pic.twitter.com/hsrVrEFnrD

— Rachel Riley (@RachelRileyRR) August 19, 2016

And Rachel’s appearance certainly delighted football fans:

Rachel Riley's debut is more important than Paul Pogba's

— Jared (@Jared_Phillips_) August 19, 2016

I really am trying to think of a better night in than with Rachel Riley and the football on.

— Shane Malpass (@ShaneMalpass) August 19, 2016

Rachel Riley making football just that little bit better

— El (@EllisDavies) August 19, 2016

Signing of the season is Rachel Riley to sky on a free no doubt pic.twitter.com/DFGdIc2L8i

— Luke (@Luke98___) August 19, 2016

Just when you think Sky Sports Football coverage can't get any better….enter Rachel Riley 😍

— Michael Skipper (@Skip_4) August 19, 2016

Oi Sky have had an absolute worldie sorting Rachel Riley for Friday night football

— Cameron Stephen (@CamStephen) August 19, 2016


— Kloppopedia (@kloppopedia) August 19, 2016

Although, some football fans appeared to be unimpressed with FNF:

#FridayNightFootball needs some work. Absolute car crash TV at the moment! #FNF

— Tom Cheeseman (@TomCheese8) August 19, 2016

Yo why the #FNF team look like they're just chillin at Vegas club?

— Chu (@ChuBoi) August 19, 2016

Why start the show 90 mins before kick-off if you're going to fill it with… this?! #FNF

— Lauren (@fateiskind) August 19, 2016

sky have tried to make FNF like a chat down the pub with your mates which is stupid because no one would be mates with Jamie Redknapp

— Billie (@Billie_T) August 19, 2016

Friday night football is part of the Premier League’s new TV deal to show top flight matches on a Friday night for the first time in the competition’s history. There will be 10 FNFs in total – which works out at around one per month.

And it will also mean more Rachel Riley.