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NOW with Ian Wright (September 2004)

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LO
lobster
The new series of They Think It's All Over is on tonight, and Gary Lineker had been replaced by the ever articulate Ian Wright.

How do you think this series can progress with such a fundermentally untalented, incredibly annoying man as a team captain?
KA
Katherine Founding member
Dr Sigmund Mohammad posted:
The new series of They Think It's All Over is on tonight, and Gary Lineker had been replaced by the ever articulate Ian Wright.

How do you think this series can progress with such a fundermentally untalented, incredibly annoying man as a team captain?


Bring Lee Hurst back!
OH
ohwhatanight Founding member
Bring back Bill Beaumount!
IS
Inspector Sands
So you missed the last series then?
RU
russnet Founding member
Dr Sigmund Mohammad posted:
The new series of They Think It's All Over is on tonight, and Gary Lineker had been replaced by the ever articulate Ian Wright.

How do you think this series can progress with such a fundermentally untalented, incredibly annoying man as a team captain?


Not quite there with the replacement, Ian Wright replaced David Seaman who originally replaced Gary Lineker.
CR
Crispin
Lee Hurst was quality. Shame his condition meant he had to pull out.
RU
russnet Founding member
I heard somewhere he pulled out of the show because he had a strop with the BBC or the makers of the show because he wanted to develop some ideas but one of the two wasn't interested in hearing them so he left the show.
KA
Katherine Founding member
Crispin posted:
Lee Hurst was quality. Shame his condition meant he had to pull out.


russnet posted:
I heard somewhere he pulled out of the show because he had a strop with the BBC or the makers of the show because he wanted to develop some ideas but one of the two wasn't interested in hearing them so he left the show.


Also, at the time he left the show, he was in the early stages of developing his own comedy club, the Backyard, in Bethnal Green, East London (my native turf!) and wanted to develop that during the first phases... that was opened in 1998. He also still performs at corporate engagements and I believe, he still does radio work too....

Finally - I am rather fond of him and have been for nine years....
JO
Johnny83
Katherine posted:
Crispin posted:
Lee Hurst was quality. Shame his condition meant he had to pull out.


russnet posted:
I heard somewhere he pulled out of the show because he had a strop with the BBC or the makers of the show because he wanted to develop some ideas but one of the two wasn't interested in hearing them so he left the show.


Also, at the time he left the show, he was in the early stages of developing his own comedy club, the Backyard, in Bethnal Green, East London (my native turf!) and wanted to develop that during the first phases... that was opened in 1998. He also still performs at corporate engagements and I believe, he still does radio work too....

Finally - I am rather fond of him and have been for nine years....


Actually I read in one of the local rags ( I think it was the Ilford or Romford Recorder) That he gave up They Think It's All Over because he didn't like the fame that came with it, plus he prefered working at his Backyard Comedy club.

Anyway I don't see why people dislike Ian Wright. My cousin has played for Arsenal ladies since she was 16 in the late 80's & she said she met him & although quite loud, he was a very nice bloke.

I didn't see TTIAO on Thursday but me mum, dad & bro said he was alot better than seaman

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