Let the Question see the Sport

By | July 8, 2021

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.

3 thoughts on “Let the Question see the Sport

  1. Brig Bother Post author

    It’s been pointed out that John Barnes and Mary Peters have been guest captains, although I think broadly the point still stands.

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  2. Brekkie

    Chappers would have been a better choice of host IMO but also probably the only one within BBC Sport who could bring something new to it, but maybe not appeal to the wider audience they clearly want.

    I do like Paddy but he’s become the BBC’s Stephen Mulhern since jumping ship.

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