Comics close gap with Olympians

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Andy Lee doubts he can match ‘‘wing­man’’ Hamish Blake’s Gold Lo­gie win next year. The scal­ly­wags are get­ting ready for an ‘‘Olympic spe­cial’’ next week, to air on Nine the night be­fore the open­ing cer­e­mony in Lon­don. ‘‘We will have a pre-open­ing cer­e­mony spe­cial to wrap up the Gap Year,’’ Lee says. ‘‘We are hop­ing to have as many Olympians as pos­si­ble in the au­di­ence.’’ Lee (pic­tured, left, with Blake) says he was even will­ing to ‘‘spoon’’ with Rus­sell Mark in the Olympic vil­lage when the show wrapped up, af­ter dis­cov­er­ing the Aus­tralian shooter could not share a room with his wife, Lau­ryn. ‘‘If it will help his form, ab­so­lutely. I don’t want him to be lonely.’’ He was not as con­fi­dent about his own form. He said a 2013 Gold Lo­gie was un­likely. ‘‘If that came through it would be the big­gest sym­pa­thy vote of all time, it would be the equiv­a­lent of when my mum gave me a cricket tro­phy the night my brother won one, to say ‘you’re also good’.’’

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