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The nature of the internet means that you’ve probably all discovered this by now, but if one of you sees this for the first time on here then it is worth my time. I’ve let it slip through to the pages of this sportsblog on the spurious basis that Bobby Davro once appeared on Channel 4’s athletic jamboree The Games. During the series Davro revealed an intrinsic comedy, hitherto untold of in any of his material or performances. First of all he dramatically ascended the steps to the highest diving board only to unfurl a superlative and eye-watering belly flop. And then sinking to his icy knees after triumph in the curling, yelling earnestly to his children “daddy’s a winner, DADDY’s a winner”. But it seems that Davro has long showed his prowess as an “at you, not with you” sort of comedian:

Like most footage with Lionel Blair in it, my favourite bit is Lionel Blair. A man so rabidly cheery there appears to be a trace of residual cheeriness even after tragedy strikes.



Written by harrisharrison

February 27, 2011 at 7:24 pm

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  1. Memories of the BBC eight hour online health and safety course have now ruined this clip for me, along with the Anthea Turner video where she performs a one woman impersonation of Bonfire Night.


    February 27, 2011 at 7:31 pm

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