The joke is long over, such as it was in the first place. They are doing the same things they were doing ten years ago when they at least had novelty value.
EVERY show begins with the boys saying 'hello' to somebody (apparently a comedy staple too good to be parted with), audience chants 'Statto!, Statto!' for a bit, two celebrities arrive and engage in some cheery 'banter', 'Phoenix From the Flames' a never-funny segment in which old football moments are recreated with some 'comic' touches, then some old footballer comes on and sings, the big joke being that he never can. All this and swearing too. Controversial or what?
Frank Skinner has let himself down by plodding on with this rubbish. David Baddiel, on the other hand, has never said anything amusing in his entire career and is thereby doing as well as a man with no talent possibly could.
On the positive side, the whole debacle has moved from BBC to ITV, so none of my license fee is not going into Baddiel's pocket.
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