We’ve worked with three of Britain’s best-loved pundits – and Alan Curbishley – to offer an insight into their bid to get back on TV screens, Paddy Power adverts notwithstanding. The series shows highs, lows, and side-splitting laughs and watch out for the household name making a cameo later in the series!
We find the lads enjoying some festive down time but tensions are rising as Matt Le Tissier falls out with his pundit pals Phil Thompson and Charlie Nicholas. The show gives an insight into life after Soccer Saturday for the trio, as they bid to relaunch their careers, with the first episode live right now on our social channels.
Curbs is smashing it on daytime TV and Le Tiss drops a bombshell.
It’s Season 2 of Pundits…
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— Paddy Power (@paddypower) December 19, 2020
Southampton legend Le Tissier – in between reading a book called The Illuminati – reveals he has landed a job at NBC, but without his old chums. Once Charlie realises that Le Tissier isn’t working for the National Bank of Cambodia, and is instead talking about the American television station, he and Liverpool stalwart Thompson react with outrage – and order Le Tissier out of their shared house.
Meanwhile, ex Charlton and West Ham manager Alan Curbishley – himself no stranger to the working wilderness – finally has a new job himself, albeit as a presenter on a shopping television channel.
The three-part series continues next week, with episode two released on Wednesday 22nd, with the finale published on Boxing Day. There was a huge reaction online when Le Tissier, Thompson, and Nicholas were ousted from their roles on Soccer Saturday – but, through their self-deprecating sense of humour throughout this series, the pundits clearly don’t hold a grudge.
They’ve now starred in two online comedy series and our special Christmas advert. Back in the big time, indeed.
Curbishley recently revealed, on the From The Horse’s Mouth podcast by Paddy Power, that he was still in the market for a mangerial role and that Sir Alex Ferguson had put his name forward as his successor at the end of the 2001/02 season – when Ferguson was intending to retire the first time round.
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