Undies add hi­lar­i­ous twist to dad’s TV test

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE - STU­ART GREER

AMACCLESFIELD man’s hi­lar­i­ous ‘wardrobe mal- function’ was aired on a TV game show.

Ed­die Mur­phy, 45, was a con­tes­tant on the BBC show Can’t Touch This.

The aim of the game is to nav­i­gate a larger than life as­sault course while clock­ing up prizes.

Ed­die, who lives with wife Karen and son Nathan on Con­gle­ton Road, said his at­tempt went hor­ri­bly wrong.

He said: “To start off the course you are cat­a­pulted into a pool of foam cush­ions. But, be­ing 19 stone, I sunk straight to the bot­tom and af­ter 10 min­utes had to be helped out. If that wasn’t em­bar­rass­ing, my shorts fell down re­veal­ing my bright red undies.

“While it was em­bar­rass­ing, it was also hi­lar­i­ous and had the pre­sen­ter Zoe Ball in hys­ter­ics.”

Ed­die, who runs his own trans­port com­pany, was flown to Belfast where the show was filmed last October.

It is not the first show Ed­die has been on. He won £25,000 on the BBC show Who Dares Wins, and £4,000 on the show Two Tribes. His ap­pear- ance along­side Karen on the show The Get­away Car was never tele­vised.

Ed­die said: “Game shows are a great ex­pe­ri­ence, a real buzz.”

Ed­die Mur­phy on the BBC game show Can’t Touch This, his em­bar­rass­ing undies mo­ment and with pre­sen­ter Zoe Ball


●● Lucy and Mike Car­roll with their chil­dren Amelia, Micky, Ol­lie and Danny

●● Ed­die with his wife Karen

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