It’s Roger and out with name game
As someone who thought the Strictly curse was Anton du Beke being introduced into our lives, I haven’t paid much attention to the annual snogging scandals.
Except this one, as it involves Seann Walsh, who’s been on my radar since I watched him at Edinburgh seven years ago and wondered throughout his act “why have you got that extra ‘n’ on your name?”
I don’t like people who meddle with their names. I’ve cringed at Richards calling themselves Ric, Jackies going for Jaci and Dominic Rabs going for Raab (I’m just guessing).
It nearly always backfires as Sean(n) has found out. My favourite tale concerns 1980s ITV football presenter Elton Welsby. When he was a young reporter someone I know rang him at home.
When his mum answered, he asked: “Is Elton in?” To which she yelled up the stairs: “You’re wanted on the phone, Roger.” And his secret was out.
Stick to the name you were given, folks.
MONIKER Seann Walsh