You could say that the year 2020 has been one to forget, so we wanted to make our new telly advert something to remember… by turning our much-loved pundits into life-size presents.
After all, Christmas is a time for coming together, so we wanted to reunite the Soccer Saturday lads and put them back where they should be – on our TV screens.
We asked The Pundits – former Soccer Saturday panellists Phil Thompson, Charlie Nicholas, and Matt Le Tissier – to star in our Christmas ad and because they had nothing else to do they said yes!
The trio, who left their roles as pundits on Sky Sports back in August, can be seen preparing for a quiet Christmas – until they finally get a new job, though some are more pleased about it than others.
However, not all goes to plan for the former pundits, with Thommo asking: “How has it come to this?” Charlie, clearly swept up by the magic of Christmas cash, is more enthusiastic and is just happy to get his hands on a new VR headset.
The advert goes live today and will be shown during Premier League games across Sky Sports and BT Sport this weekend.
If you can’t wait that long to unwrap our present to you, you can check it out above or head over to Paddy’s YouTube page where you will be able to see tonnes of great stuff, including The Pundits series.
Click below for all three episodes of our Pundits series:
- Sacked Soccer Saturday pundits star in Paddy Power sitcom
- Watch Pundits episode 2 with Bebo, TikTok and OnlyFans on the agenda as the lads get down with the kids
- Pundits episode three: The lads’ quest to return to the big time steps up a notch