I was scared I’d be a flop on Bullseye
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.