BT Sport has announced its latest high-profile signings, Danny Baker and Danny Kelly.
The pair will host Baker and Kelly’s Vaguely Sporting Phone-Out, a new hour-long live interactive football show on Friday evenings with the first episode kicking off on August 16, the day before the Barclays Premier League season kicks off.
Having previously worked together on BBC Radio 5Live, the show will add a dash of irreverence and humour to BT Sport.
Baker says: “We intend to make all other twisted opinion shows seem as dull as egg eating contests. No wait, egg eating contests are pretty cool aren’t they? Like in Cool Hand Luke who, lest we forget, before he ate the eggs was just called Hand Luke. So just as I said, but forget the egg eating contest bit. Instead think ‘all other football opinion shows” That’s it. Baker & Kelly: The Best At All That Stuff. Sometimes right. Sometimes wrong. Always certain.”
They say you can’t make an omelette without breaking any eggs – looks like the same applies in TV land.
Journalist, TV presenter and TalkSPORT host Danny Kelly added: ““Baker! Kelly! Back! Hurrah! Thrilled! Let torches be lit in the high places of the land and bunting be flown from every spire! Seriously, we’re delighted to have another crack at whatever it is that we do. Only BT Sport could combine the strategic vision, creative drive and financial muscle to make this happen. It’s even possible they won’t regret it.”
Audience participation via texts, emails and social media is encouraged and the programme promises to be truly unpredictable.
Danny Baker and Danny Kelly will continue to present their respective shows on BBC Radio 5Live and TalkSPORT as well a co-hosting Baker and Kelly’s Vaguely Sporting Phone-Out on BT Sport.