I was scared I’d be a flop on Bulls­eye

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TV FUN Jim and Eric in 1985 CHAMP Eric once said go­ing on Bulls­eye was “worse than ap­pear­ing in any World Cham­pi­onship”.

In his au­to­bi­og­ra­phy he ad­mits be­ing ter­ri­fied of fail­ing to hit the board .”I was won­der­ing what would hap­pen... bounce out, bounce out, one. It would be ut­ter hu­mil­i­a­tion,” he wrote. For­tu­nately he did OK.

A reg­u­lar on the show, he said his favourites were the Christ­mas spe­cials – in­clud­ing one in 1983 when he ap­peared in fancy dress as a Pearly King. But he re­vealed: “They filmed the Christ­mas shows in Au­gust. Then you stepped out the stu­dio and out­side it was boil­ing hot.”

He praised pre­sen­ter Jim Bowen and said it was a mis­take to axe it. “Some­body made a big boo-boo get­ting rid of it. It was a work­ing-class tra­di­tion – go down the pub, come home, watch Bulls­eye, have a nap, then have your Sun­day din­ner. What could be bet­ter?” he wrote.

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