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Re: 4th in the pecking order by Diamond on 15 March 2005 12:35am
well what would have happened if michael had not been asked - doesnt bear thinking about!!

still topical today this thread

hurry back to the chatterbox ellen
Re: 4th in the pecking order by jake_h_uk on 15 March 2005 7:07pm
Indeed, and for all those unsure as to who noel edmunds and mr blobby are....

Re: 4th in the pecking order by KateC on 17 March 2005 6:12pm
Ahh! I saw Mr. Blobby on TV this morning! Has anyone else seen the comic relief 'Show me the way to Amarillo' song video... Mr Blobby appears in it, along with Sooty, Sweep and some other people.. How random!
Re: 4th in the pecking order by harvey123 on 18 March 2005 1:32pm
saw it ..xcellent..peter kay-is it just me or is there something alittle sexy there???
Re: 4th in the pecking order by Ahren on 18 March 2005 4:45pm
just you!!!
Re: 4th in the pecking order by Spursfan on 18 March 2005 5:00pm
Yes, sorry, just you!!!
Re: 4th in the pecking order by finnguy on 21 March 2005 9:28am
OK, a couple of things about this thread...

Firstly, for anyone who doesn't know who Alan Whicker is, you need look no further than '80 Days' itself - Michael interviews Alan (along with his bank manager, bookmaker etc.) in the 'pre-departure' sequence.

Secondly, where did this rumour about Mr. Blobby come from?! Yes, I know Noel Edmonds was considered for '80 Days' (as Michael reveals in the DVD interview) but I'm not really convinced that Mr. Blobby was part of the equation. Besides, as far as I'm aware, Mr. Blobby didn't appear until 'Noel's House Party' which began in 1991 - '80 Days' was filmed in 1988, at a time when Mr. Blobby was probably no more than a foetus in Noel Edmonds' creative womb (if you pardon the analogy).

True, along with the good, the BBC has churned out some awful stuff over the years, but could even they do something as ridiculous as desecrate the spirit of Jules Verne with Mr. Blobby?

As for Noel Edmonds, I'm not sure that he couldn't have pulled it off, depending how he would have decided to play it. Love him or hate him, he has been one of the UK's most successful broadcasters (as well as being a very shrewd businessman - I think I'm right in saying he is one of the wealthiest people in UK entertainment thanks to his production companies and other business ventures). And, while we remember him for the wackiness of 'Noel's House Party' and similar programmes, he does have a calmer, more sensitive, even intelligent, side which he displayed in his annual 'Noel's Christmas Presents'.

Of course, I'm still glad that the others said 'no' and Michael said 'yes'!
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