Wednesday, November 19, 2008

So, John Sergeant has pulled out of Strictly Come Dancing. It was a lose-lose situation. His ongoing presence made a mockery of the dance competition, but his absence now makes a mockery of the voters' wishes. Still, let's keep a sense of proportion. It shouldn't be the lead story on every bulletin, but it will be.

If his exit is the result of a decent man deciding his own fate, fair enough, but if it was another case of the BBC shitting itself in the face of adverse newspaper coverage, the fact will emerge eventually and make matters far far worse for Auntie.

Meanwhile, TalkSport's long-overdue sacking of Jon Gaunt, the Poundland Don Imus, means that he now has more time to spend with his gorgeous wife Lisa and his beautiful daughters Rosie and Bethany. Lucky them. I well remember peeing myself laughing when I read this and present it again for your amusement.

5 comments:

Kecske said...

I'm so old I remember Arlene Phillips when she used to be called Fanny Crevice and do cooking on the telly.

LF Barfe said...

I thought I was the only one. I still swear by her recipe for hairy pie.

Robin Carmody said...

It turns out that an occasional TalkShite swingjock, one Rod Lucas (who was last heard on the station only last week) won't be employed by them again after his name appeared on *that* Bigots and kNuckledraggers' Party members list. Needless to say, the Sun readers on Digital Spy all think the Evil Lefties are taking over.

LF Barfe said...

The Peter Sallis and Brian Paddick on the BNP list are namesakes, apparently.

Robin Carmody said...

I can't imagine the Brian Paddick we're familiar with ever giving the BNP the time of day. Somewhat uncharacteristically, I have never pondered the famous Peter Sallis's possible politics.