Why are sports people now tv presenters??

(15 Posts)
wtfisthatspiderdoing Tue 05-Oct-21 19:27:27

What's this thing with ex sports people being tv presenters? I get it commentating on sports, or presenting a sports show, but tonight there are 2 ex sports people who are as wooden as trees presenting the One Show. Is this not quite insulting to presenters who have spent a years working on their craft to have any old person who can read an auto queue trundled out. The guests are very polite but you can tell they are thinking the same thing. The guests should have to be working hard to hide how shit the presenters are.

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wtfisthatspiderdoing Tue 05-Oct-21 19:28:57

*shouldn't ... the guests shouldn't... posted be reading through!

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wtfisthatspiderdoing Tue 05-Oct-21 19:29:19

Ffs.. before reading through gringrin

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DaveCoaches Wed 06-Oct-21 11:02:07

It’s the same with everything now - sports stars, celebrities becoming TV and radio presenters, authors etc. Like you say people spend years working on stuff and then they get someone high-profile in with little experience. It must be annoying!

EdmontinaDonsAutumnalHues Wed 06-Oct-21 11:07:22

Sportspeople - especially retired sportspeople - have been presenting sport on TV my entire life! It’s not a new thing.

And surely the contextual benefit of their knowledge and experience is more valuable than a well trained screen persona? Certainly is to me.

wtfisthatspiderdoing Wed 06-Oct-21 17:12:33

@EdmontinaDonsAutumnalHues I think you've misread the OP, I understand why they would present a sports program due to their specialist knowledge, just like I would expect a chef to present a cooking show. However a magazine general entertainment show I expect to be presented by someone with some knowledge or experience of presenting and making it entertaining.

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JacquelineCarlyle Thu 14-Oct-21 20:34:52

I completely agree Op - it's tiresome how inexperienced & wooden they are and yet they get these jobs!


JayAlfredPrufrock Thu 14-Oct-21 20:36:54

Hell yes.

ssd Thu 14-Oct-21 20:44:17

Who are uou talking about @wtfisthatspiderdoing

JacquelineCarlyle Thu 14-Oct-21 20:48:08

I assumed the ones in the One Show TBH!

ssd Thu 14-Oct-21 21:03:28

Yes but who are they, i don't watch it

wtfisthatspiderdoing Thu 14-Oct-21 21:40:31

The night I was talking about was Samantha Quek and Jermaine Jenas. It was painfully wooden.

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wtfisthatspiderdoing Thu 14-Oct-21 21:41:46

Jermain is an awful presenter, I don't know how he keeps getting these jobs, he's wooden and constantly butts in.

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JacquelineCarlyle Thu 14-Oct-21 22:41:15


oakleydo Fri 15-Oct-21 08:36:25

Oh i know

Rochelle and husband: so wooden and fake. Stick to pop music

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