Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Tommy on the Telly, Again

Words fail me. Is this what has become of "Scotland's most iconic post-war socialist"? What do comrades think about this? Has anyone been consulted with beforehand? Just read the press release from the This Morning website for yourself:

This Morning Welcomes Tommy and Gail

Today, This Morning can confirm Tommy and Gail Sheridan will be taking over the sofa at the start of the next series. They are replacing Fern Britton and Phillip Schofield. Their last show will be broadcast on 17 July, which is Fern's birthday.

"Gail and I are really thrilled to be presenting the show", said Tommy.

"I've been an avid viewer of This Morning for many years. To get a job like this is a dream for us both. We look forward to working with all the crew and the show's regulars."

Tommy and Gail shot to prominence after a successful court case in 2006. More recently firebrand Tommy has been entertaining viewers in the Celebrity Big Brother house.

ITV Director of Factual and Daytime, Alison Sharman, said: "We are very pleased Tommy and Gail are joining us. They are naturals in front of the camera and have just the right bedside manner to smooth over any hairy moments."

ITV Studios' Controller of Daytime and Lifestyle Features, Fiona Keenaghan, said: "It is fantastic news for This Morning. Tommy and Gail are so enthusiastic and can't wait to swing into action."

15 comments:

jacqui said...

Pull the other one phil....

Jim Jay said...

Someone told me about this last week, but I thought they were joking!

brother g said...

I very nearly choked on my own coffee before I realised today's date. Nothing starts the morning off better than a near death experience.

nationofduncan said...

Nice one Phil, I came here this morning specifically to check what April Fool's you'd posted!

tim f said...

I believed this at first.

Cooperwiringsupply said...

Phil, Really this is .Very interesting post.

Phil BC said...

Am I really that predictable, Duncan?

By far the worst April Fools I've seen today is from a news site saying Obama was murdered yesterday. Aside from posting it on the 31st as opposed to the 1st, I don't think they've got the spirit of April-inspired japery quite right.

Anonymous said...

Let's be honest, it wouldn't really be that suprising now would it comrades?

Phil BC said...

Which one, Tommy or Obama?

runia said...

I came here just to see the April fool too.

Your reputation precedes you Phil.

nationofduncan said...

Am I really that predictable, Duncan?

http://averypublicsociologist.blogspot.com/2007/04/goodbye-to-left.html

http://averypublicsociologist.blogspot.com/2008/04/bnps-richard-barnbrook-joins-swp.html

Phil BC said...

Lol, I'll dig out all the ones from the UKLN I've done later too.

Eddie Truman said...

No Phil spare us please.

Phil BC said...

And to think, if it wasn't for a fake press release you put out for the SSP renouncing Scottish independence many, many years ago, I might never have got the idea ...

Eddie Truman said...

Oh My God !!
I forgot about that !!
I think the intervening years may have made me a more cynical and humourless socialist.
Due to the person above.