Following the loss by terrestrial television of the franchise to screen many major British sporting events to cable and satellite tv companies, the BBC have hit back with the announcement that during the 2016/17 football season they will be showing exclusive live coverage of veteran commentator, John Motson, preparing to go to bed on Saturday evenings following a stint in the commentary box.
Cameras will film ‘Mottie’, 97, as he makes a hot milky drink in the kitchen before climbing the stairs to the bedroom. Viewers will then be able to watch him taking off his commentating clothes - including his famous sheepskin jacket - before putting on his pyjamas and climbing into bed - although it is understood that his lower body will be heavily pixellated to stop people seeing his arse and cock.
A spokesman for BBC Sport said last night: “We feel we owe it to the licence-payers to provide them with top sporting action and what better way than to show a true legend of our national game like John preparing to get his head down for the night”
This latest coup comes two weeks after Channel 4 announced that they have secured the exclusive rights to screen legendary cricket umpire, Harold ‘Dicky’ Bird, doing the weekend shop at Tescos in Barnsley during the next Ashes series in Australia in 2017.