If our young Stuart Broad, angelic faced Premier All-Rounder™, is now a national treasure, with MBE’s and Gillette (the best a man can get?) adverts just around the corner apparently, he should, no must!, master the skill of the chat show.
Jonathan ‘Woss’ Ross is his adversary tonight, will he mock his girly looks (like The Leading Edge cruelly does)? Joke about that time he went mental at Bopara for misfielding off his bowling and went all “Rav! Rav! Rav!”? How many times will he mention Flintoff? And what about his old man Chris? Get your bingo boards out.
23:06 – The man is walking out! He’s walking out! Yes! To the national anthem and confetti. Even the slightly offensive and massively unfynny ‘4 Poofs and a Piano’ are standing in salute. Wonderful.
23:07 – First mention of Chris Broad. Why? Boooring. “I never got pushed or forced by my Dad to play cricket”. By all accounts it was his Mother who did all the ‘work’, i.e. throw downs and what not.