GETTING MUCKY DOWN ON THE FARM!
Footballers’ Wives boss to switch to The Archers
FANS of sleepy radio soap The Archers could be in for a shock – as the show’s new boss was the man behind racy Footballers’ Wives!
The BBC Radio 4 cult drama’s new editor Sean O’Connor (right) produced the slick 2004 series about a fictional Premier League team and the players’ cheating and cash-obsessed spouses.
During his time in charge of the ITV show, there was a plot about a scheming wife who killed her older husband by having sex with him after spiking his whiskey with Viagra.
It also featured steamy SEX SCENES – with the likes of sizzling Zoe Lucker appearing topless on screen alongside side other stunnas like Susie Amy, Laila Rouass and Sarah Barrand.
O’Connor is no stranger to The Archers. He worked as a producer on the series in the late 90s before going on to a career in TV.
He worked on Hollyoaks, EastEnders and Family Affairs – and has also directed in theatre.
Archers fans have been quick to protest at his appointment, with many taking to online forums to voice their concerns.
The farming soap, which has nearly five million listeners, has been under fire recently from traditionalists for storylines including drug addiction, adultery and violence.
One fan wrote: “Worst fears confirmed, EastEnders and Hollyoaks. Strap in, we’re in for a bumpy ride.”
O’Connor takes over from Vanessa Whitburn, who stepped down earlier this year after a staggering 22 years in charge of the show, which is set in fictional Ambridge.