It's taken almost 20 years, but Alan Partridge fans may finally get to see what is considered one of the great unmade TV series: Youth Hostelling with Chris Eubank. A 1997 episode of I'm Alan Partridge saw the eponymous hero pitch an increasingly bizarre list of programme ideas to a BBC executive, as he suffered a nervous …
I'm still waiting for the local burger van to comply with my request for a 'spinal chord in a bap'.
I've always liked Chris's attitude to life, and Partridge is a legend. The trailer made me laugh out loud, so it certainly has lots of promise!
The only character that Partridge played that I could never really get on with was Steve Coogan - he seemed so dull in comparison.
Due to his fighting style you are unlikely to see a tougher boxer than Chris Eubank and that punishment seems to have helped shape a truly unique character clearly not afraid to send himself up and have a little fun.
It's difficult to see how a younger audience without direct knowledge of Chris' past would get the joke and therefore how much mileage they get out of this premise remains to be seen....
I think it's working on the point that you have an overly posh chap going around trying out hostels that have an image of being run down and dingy. They could have had any posh person on there doing the same as Eubank, it's just it's a bit funnier that the link had already been made by Partridge.
I bet in the Hostelworld offices it was truly an "A-HA" moment.
And, for the record, Steve Collins was a tougher boxer than Eubank.
Yeah, but if you don't know the background you see a buffoon and Chris Eubank is anything but.
And, for the record, as Eubank is and always was a counter puncher he only stepped up when he was taking punishment and getting hurt. You are entitled to your opinion but Benn V Eubank 1 and sadly Eubank v Watson, enough said...
And you're entitled to your opinion.
And while we're putting things on the record, what isn't that well known about Eubank vs Watson is that Boxing in the UK was on a knife edge of being banned because of the injuries sustained by Watson. If you watch the video back, he was completely out of it in the last round. People today bemoan referee's who step in to stop a boxer who starts to wobble a little bit, but they forget about Watson and how the referee allowed the fight to carry on far longer than should have been allowed.
>>> Due to his fighting style you are unlikely to see a tougher boxer than Chris Eubank and that punishment seems to have helped shape a truly unique character clearly not afraid to send himself up and have a little fun.
Agreed, great man. And an absolutely fantastic boxer.
The quality of football in the Women's World cup was VERY poor (I'd put it little above decent junior league standard). The BBC bullsh1ted it an gave it plenty of airtime but that doesn't distract from the point that it was a shocking standard. And it doesn't matter how well our team did that doesn't come in to the argument. Even in the game that Germany won 10:0 the German Goalie (meant to be about the best woman's goalie) was terrible she didn't have many saves to make but nearly let in at least 2 total howlers
He was a great boxer no doubt but an ego the size of a planet. Years ago I was at a Gabrielle concert at Rony Scotts jazz club. After the show finished he placed himself at the door asking people if they wanted autographs. As I remember, most people just walked past him, The night was not about him but he wanted to make it so.
It was a good concert by the way, small and intimate and my friends and I had the table directly in front of the stage. After the show Gabrielle came off the stage and gave me a kiss, god knows why, but it was a good evening.
The idea is quite simple, as indeed are the celebrities.
Celebrities are trained how to parachute. At the end of the hilarious week a pair of celebrities are strapped back-to-back, each being told that the celebrity on their back is their 'Celebrity Parachute.'
Then they get chucked out of an aircraft.
(Quite right: too much use of the word celebrity.)
I don't use the 'C' word any more - it's PITMs - "People In The Media". The 'C' word is derived from the verb celebrate and I sure as hell don't celebrate the existence of all the wannabes. They are simply noise from social media. Therefore, you idea flies.....
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