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Old 09-01-2013, 17:33
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I haven't seen him around on TV for sometime. Maybe if he was nice to women Channel 4 might have kept him on.
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Old 09-01-2013, 17:44
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already a thread here http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1781759
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Old 09-01-2013, 17:44
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On celeb BB I remember him telling Brigitte that she should grow a fringe to hide her forehead wrinkles. At the same time he was openly flaunting his beer gut.

My mum is 65 and she is being forced to retire, even though she loves her job and is very good at it. John is 72, so he's been lucky. He plans to donate 2.5 million of the 3 million to charity...still leaves him with a tidy sum
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Old 09-01-2013, 17:56
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I really don't like John McCririck...he makes my skin crawl and I bet hats why ch4 got rid of him..after he has been on CBB a lot of people went off him.
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Old 09-01-2013, 17:57
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Well not that I've ever watched him in any racing shows as it doesn't interest me but other stuff I've seen John on CBB, wife swap etc he's always come across as a thoroughly obnoxious, bombastic and unpleasant man! I don't know the details of how he was let go but imo he's lucky have lasted as long as he did on tv!
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Old 09-01-2013, 18:35
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Especially when he likes picking his nose and eating the contents. Dirty bastard
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Old 09-01-2013, 18:46
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What on earth makes him think he can demand a contract?

In this economic climate its all short term contracts and there is no such thing nowadays as a job for life.
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Old 09-01-2013, 18:48
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Apparently he feels publicly humiliated. Coming from a man that picks his nose and goes on tv in nothing but his underwear thats a laugh.
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Old 09-01-2013, 18:53
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Apparently he feels publicly humiliated. Coming from a man that picks his nose and goes on tv in nothing but his underwear thats a laugh.
He only ever did any of that stuff on CBB and Wife Swap though, As a contributor to Channel Four Racing he has always been a lot more interesting and entertaining (he's a lot more intelligent than he lets on in his "showbiz" appearances).
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Old 09-01-2013, 19:17
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He has got a cheek, how he and a few more on the show has lasted so long is shocking, I watch some of the show despite him,once he and a few others have gone i may enjoy watching the full show without feeling the need to tune in only when certain races begin.
he will not be the last to get the boot from the show so his argument for ageism is just his arrogant attitude showing through again, it;s not down to age it's down to being boring and IMO spoiling the show.
I wouldn't mind if he just acted normal and put his points across without trying to steal the limelight for as much exposure as possible then i would have no problem with him.
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Old 09-01-2013, 22:55
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Why is he suing Channel 4, He was employed by 3 on productions, he was rehired by Highflyer when they took up the contract. When IMG took over they decided on a new team. He has No case against anyone let alone channel 4.
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Old 10-01-2013, 11:56
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Its that Jay Hunt.
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Old 10-01-2013, 12:27
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Has he ever publicly supported the women who are deemed too old to be seen on TV? If he'd made a fuss about ageism on TV any time it had hit the news before they might have been slightly wary about letting him go. This is like an extra-lite version of that 'First they came for' statement
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Old 10-01-2013, 12:37
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Nothing to do with age! He is repulsive to look at. Some men in therr 80s and 90s are very dapper and well groomed!

This arrogant fool looks like Sherlock Holmes's great great grandfather!
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Old 10-01-2013, 13:02
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He's lucky to have lasted as long as he did.
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Old 10-01-2013, 13:06
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Apparently he feels publicly humiliated. Coming from a man that picks his nose and goes on tv in nothing but his underwear thats a laugh.
Exactly, how can he claim to have been humiliated when these pics exist

http://uk.images.search.yahoo.com/im...mb=38kbqpT11lZ

http://uk.images.search.yahoo.com/im...mb=38kbqpT11lZ

http://uk.images.search.yahoo.com/im...mb=38kbqpT11lZ
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Old 10-01-2013, 13:18
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It's not his age, I don't think. He has made himself look a prat on TV one too many times, and I suspect his unpopularity with younger and more progressive viewers who might otherwise tune in has clinched it.
He had already been replaced for most of C4 Racing's coverage by Tanya Stevenson anyway.
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Old 10-01-2013, 13:39
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He's got a point. I have done contract work at c4 and it does seem to be female amd twentysomething.

I think there is ageism at c4
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Old 10-01-2013, 14:12
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He just been on the Jeremy Vine show on Radio 2. He's sueing for 1.5 million and extra for hardship. It does seem he's doing this for money and not agesim.. I can see him walking away with probably a few grand, but lawyers fees must be costing him? He was shouting too on the radio with a women in the studio. I think he was got rid of, because of a fresher look. We never know what went on behind closed doors, as he does tend to come across as aggressive.
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Old 10-01-2013, 14:17
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He's a horrid old sexist who calls his wife 'The Booby' and treats her like dirt.

Good riddance and I hope he gets 5 compensation, some decent underpants and a large hanky out of it.
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Old 10-01-2013, 14:34
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There is 4 men who have been finished ..why does he think he is he only one because of age...
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Old 10-01-2013, 14:40
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He just been on the Jeremy Vine show on Radio 2. He's sueing for 1.5 million and extra for hardship. It does seem he's doing this for money and not agesim.. I can see him walking away with probably a few grand, but lawyers fees must be costing him? He was shouting too on the radio with a women in the studio. I think he was got rid of, because of a fresher look. We never know what went on behind closed doors, as he does tend to come across as aggressive.
I think he said the solicitor was engaged on a no win no fee basis.

He can't say he wasn't aware C4 had put the racing contract out to tender as it was well publicised, so he had fair warning.

1.5m for what a years work plus 'hardship? Has he plucked these figures out of thin air? He'd be better off going down the bookies and placing bets on his tips.
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Old 10-01-2013, 14:41
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There is 4 men who have been finished ..why does he think he is he only one because of age...
Well it's not because he's ugly to look at.
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Old 10-01-2013, 14:56
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Well it's not because he's ugly to look at.
You got me there
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Old 10-01-2013, 15:08
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Probably appeals to the very optically challenged listeners on C4 and thats about it.
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