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Bye bye Angus

Discussion in 'TV Show Forum' started by James45, Oct 29, 2002.

  1. James45

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    Angus Deaton has been fired from the Beeb for sleeping with too many ho's and snorting too much coke. Who the hell presents Have I Got News For you now?!?!?:eek:
     
  2. Lex

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    I have to admit to being surprised by this - I knew that they were going to review his position but I didn't think they would actually sack him! :eek: He is going to be hard to replace! (Apparently Paul Merton is going to host temporarily).
    I suppose they had to do it to maintain the integrity of the show. But I thought Paul and Ian were a little cruel last week, they must have known that they were contributing to getting him sacked!
     
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    I don't believe it...


    Can't see a problem, if AD enjoys drug fueled beast with three backs, doesn't worry me.
    To say he had become the news rather than commentating on it is poor justification, maybe the show has run it's course anyway.
     
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    I too was a little surprised but it'd appear that Merton and Hislop really didn't think so much of him after all. There never seems to be any stability to where 'the line' is. For example, that ex-news bloke (name?) was presenting that prog' about drunken/bad motorists and he'd been done himself, but was still hamming up the voice in disgust!
    I hope Clive Anderson takes over as he'd fit well. Or perhaps Clinton, oh, maybe he'd get pearls of abuse too.
     
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    :D can't see what he's done wrong.
     
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    As you seem to have gone for "C"s (there's a double entendre in there), I'll suggest Christine Hamilton. At least they'll be able to ridicule her as much as Angus.
     
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    They were probably more than a bit cheesed off with him. And it would have been wrong if they'd been any softer on him than they would have been on someone like, say, Jeffrey Archer.

    Funny - I heard someone saying on the radio this morning that Angus deserved it cos he'd been 'asking for it'. More to the point, he'd been paying for it. And now hes, er...paying for it? Oh dear. I'll shut up now.
     
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    A quite apposite turn of phrase ;)
     
  9. James45

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    It was funny for a while but as more and more revelations came out about him it all got a little bit sad. I think they should call it a day now its had fifteen odd years of success... why not go out on a high (as Angus said:D ).
     
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    I'm surprised that Ian and Paul didn't back up AD. I guess they aren't too worried about him going.
     
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    Hey if MP's can get away with doing this sort of thing without reprimand, then why can't a TV presenter? I think it should only matter if they present kids programs.
    Anyway I also think that tabloid newpapers should be banned cos in the long run who really cares!

    :D
     
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    I don't think they were all that bothered about the impropriety (the BBC haven't 'sacked' him, just removed him from that show). More the fact that he couldn't do his job properly because the entire program ended up being about him, and he wasn't in a position to have a go at other people in the news (which was pretty essential for the job).

    Quite honestly if he's loaded enough to buy tarts two-at-a-time and stick happy powder up his nose on a regular basis then I don't really feel all that sympathetic. Especially when it's big wodges of the public's money he's been taking home. I mean, who does he think he is? A tory MP?
     
  13. Ian J

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    At least he didn't go home smelling of Curry.
     
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    Yeah that was a Major mistake :D
     
  15. mikey

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    Some names for the job?

    Nick Hancock
    Frank Skinner
    Humphrey Littleton
    Reeves & Mortimer
    Boris Johnson

    wild cards:
    Michael Barrymore
    Ulrika-ka-ka-ka
     
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    I think Archer should be forced to do it as part of his rehabilitation.
     
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    PM and IH had lost ALL respect for AD.

    Did you see the verbal lashing Christine Hamilton gave him?

    ie Neil never slept with prossies
     
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    Afternoon,

    I have to admit to being shocked that he was basically forced out of HIGNFY, and yet the BBC is still keeping him as a presenter. Surely that's the BBC trying to have all the cake, and eat it as well?!

    Either he should have been allowed to stay on HIGNFY, or sacked completely, but not just dropped from one show.

    Anyway, as for replacements, that's going to be a real tough nut to fill! All the suggestions so far, have been rather unsuitable. I mean, Ulrika Jonsson... I don't think so. Reeves and Mortimer.... too childish! (Though I do love them, and "Shooting Stars"!)

    To be honest, pretty much the only half-decent person to do the job would have to be someone who can give as good as they get, but without being too unintelligent. And to be honest, I can't think of one decent person from any TV station anywhere, who could replace him - male or female! Will be interesting to see who the BBC choose!

    Pooch
     
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    The point is that he was only dropped from HIGNFY because he is now unsuitable as a presenter for it. He is not unsuitable for other work (children's shows excluded of course). All the jokes on HIGNFY ended up being about him and he lost completely his credibility when mocking the guests each week - which is what the show is all about. That's why he was dropped from HIGNFY but not "barred" from ever working at the BBC again. Makes perfect sense to me. The BBC did exactly the right thing to save the show. In fact, they had no choice.

    On the subject of replacements, Mikey's suggestion of Frank Skinner is perhaps the best so far IMO. Frank is not only hilarious, but also has all the intelligence and wit that you could ask for. Problem is that sadly I don't think he's one for tackling political satire. But then who knows once he gets his teeth into it.. I never took Paul Merton as one for dealing with political satire before he started on HIGNFY, based on his work prior to that - but look at him go! I'd like to see them give Frank a shot at it - top geezer! :D
     
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    OMG not Frank SKinner. Would that mean at the end of every show he would have a sing song with them all? :D
     
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    Only if David Baddiel could come in and accompany them on the piano :D

    BTW, Sgt Colon, shouldn't your signature actually read:

    "You can take a horse to water, but a pencil must be lead." as opposed to "You can lead a horse to water, but a pencil must be lead." ;)
     
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    No squirrel cos thats the play you see. Lead and lead. :p
     
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    Um, "lead" is the word play yes, but it doesn't work the way you've put it there. It's an old pun, and you've messed it up good and proper. But you go with your version if it makes you happy. :rolleyes: :D
     
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    Apparently an even worse one was edited out.
     
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    How about Rory Bremner, or one of the Two Johns (if anyone's in the mood to get back to the thread)? Clive Anderson would be pretty good, I think, and he is already tight with Hat Trick.
    Chris Langham could probably do it well, or Graham Garden, or Armando Ianucci.
    It's got to be someone witty and intelligent (bye bye Frank...) who can do deadpan well.

    Just some ideas.
     
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    Squirrel, blame Stan Laurel not me :)
     
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    Wow I can't believe i forgot the two Johns from Rory Bremner - either would be excellent. Rory Bremner is funny, but I think he'd break out into the impressions in the middle of the show which i'd rather not have (unless it's ian's hilarious Jimmy Somerville :) )

    Frank Skinner .. NO, but Nick Hancock - How could you even suggest him - at least Angus didn't sit there flinging insults at people (even if that was the case it was quite witty).
     
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    It should indeed be take (at least, that's now I've always seen & heard it), but then again:

    You can take a horse to water, but a pencil must be graphite :p
     
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    Oh come on, we've all done it :rolleyes:

    Allan
     
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    Apparently Johnny Vaughan is the bookies favourite! ;)
     

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