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Started by BBBilly on Apr 5, 2013 8:38:42 PM

It's back.

xbod72 - 05 Apr 2013 21:29:43 (#1 of 2714)

Should have recycled the old thread really.

Anyway: the campaign to get Osman on as replacement for Merton starts here. He's much funnier.

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BBBilly - 05 Apr 2013 21:39:27 (#3 of 2714)

Horsemeat gags have been done to death over the past few weeks, so I was surprised that they wasted a round on the story. I thought Osman was OK.

MaisonLazlique - 05 Apr 2013 21:46:28 (#4 of 2714)

Needs the news to not be unremittingly grim.

kvelertak - 05 Apr 2013 21:50:41 (#5 of 2714)

They covered DeCanio comprehensively, job done there.

darkhorse - 06 Apr 2013 13:58:14 (#6 of 2714)

I quite liked Osman's quip, the first openly fascist premiership manager.

JerkinMcGherkin - 06 Apr 2013 14:05:42 (#7 of 2714)

If Osman was to be on HIGNFY permanently then it would practically guarantee that Matt Lucas or David Walliams will never appear on it as they no like him.

schrodingerscat - 06 Apr 2013 14:07:44 (#8 of 2714)

I'm not sure who Osman is (will watch the repeat) but anything that keeps Lucas and Walliams away from my screen has to be a good thing.

JerkinMcGherkin - 06 Apr 2013 14:22:19 (#9 of 2714)

Osman is an ex-TV producer who's Alexander Armstrong's sidekick on Pointless.

schrodingerscat - 06 Apr 2013 14:24:13 (#10 of 2714)

I see.

I've never watched Pointless so I don't see but thanks for trying

VendorOfQuackNostrum - 06 Apr 2013 14:27:18 (#11 of 2714)

He's a decent follow on Twitter if you like that sort of thing.

xbod72 - 06 Apr 2013 15:01:38 (#12 of 2714)

as they no like him.

What is the history?

And has Matt Lucas ever been on HIGNFY?

VendorOfQuackNostrum - 06 Apr 2013 15:20:47 (#13 of 2714)

Not according to Wikipedia. Walliams has only appeared once, as a captain on a Comic Relief special.

VendorOfQuackNostrum - 06 Apr 2013 15:22:35 (#14 of 2714)

If Wiki is to be believed, of course.

In other 'If Wiki is to be believed' news, next week's host is Brian Blessed.

JerkinMcGherkin - 06 Apr 2013 15:39:43 (#15 of 2714)

I refer you to my post on the Christmas TV - where is it now? thread. Private Eye mentioned that Walliams had slagged Osman off in his biography and I shop-read a copy of the book for the story:

JerkinMcGherkin - 02 Jan 2013 16:14:40 ( #35 of 44)

According to Walliams, Osman was working on a programme for Hat Trick with him and Matt Lucas. This was something that had grown out of a show L&W had come up with previously and that Walliams and Osman had been developing together as a series. When it got taken up, Lucas and Walliams were frozen out and Jimmy Mulville, the head of Hat Trick, gave L&W an enormous ranty bollocking in front of Osman - who kept quiet - for trying to claim any credit for the idea at Osman's expense.

The programme was a failure and Mulville did eventually apologise to L&W but for a long time neither of them would work with him - i.e. they wouldn't appear on Hat Trick shows like HIGNFY. Osman, on the other hand, who had been a good friend of Walliams but was detested by Lucas, has never been forgiven by them.

xbod72 - 06 Apr 2013 15:56:30 (#16 of 2714)

Cheers JMG.

champagnerocker - 07 Apr 2013 22:36:09 (#17 of 2714)

In other 'If Wiki is to be believed' news, next week's host is Brian Blessed.

The BBC website says that the next episode will have Brian Blessed, Bridget Christie and Nick Robinson ... but can we trust them?

frantastic - 08 Apr 2013 13:08:59 (#18 of 2714)

Thatcher dead! A gift.

MonsoonBloom - 08 Apr 2013 13:20:55 (#19 of 2714)

They won't touch it.

Northernstar - 08 Apr 2013 13:28:32 (#20 of 2714)

Well that will teach me to come on here before reading the news. I thought Thatcher dying was a joke.

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