Christ is that really the best we could do? Anyway, Paddy McGuinness has been announced as the new host of fairly rigorous long-running sports quiz A Question of Sport, following in the footsteps of David Vine, David Coleman and Sue Barker. Fighting Talk-ers Sam Quek (hockey) and Ugo Monye (rugby) are the new team captains, who I believe are the first female and black captains in the show’s history, so fair enough.
I mean, it’s fair to say I don’t think anyone saw it coming, but whilst I try and get my head around it from the BBC’s point of view they’re trying to attract a younger crowd for it, and who better to do that than 47-year-old saviour of Top Gear Paddy, although you’d think they’d try and lure Freddy Flintoff away from A League of Their Own to keep that partnership going. Still, though.
I look forward to seeing what new quizzes “inspire” rounds in the future.