It’s Roger and out with name game

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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

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