No! Ian Wright gets sacked from his TV presenting job
Ian judging a “best dressed lady” competition… seriously
In hideous Saturday night WKD drinkers terms, getting sacked from Live at Studio 5 is a bit like getting knocked back by some ”3 out of 10″ who you were only chatting to because it was 2am, and your mates keep telling you how hilarious it is to have sex with women who you don’t find attractive.
It’s not a great look.
So, raise a sombre glass to Ian Wright today, because he’s been unexpectedly sacked from his interrupting job on the show by a nasty Channel 5 villain who has reportedly been steadily butchering the winning format for the last few weeks.
For those of you who haven’t had the pleasure, the set up is simple. Give three talkative presenters a two minute lowdown on what’s been happening in the world, and then broadcast them talking amongst themselves, and occasionally dishing out their expert opinions on things. Live.
Seriously, it makes for AMAZING television, and Wrighty has been an absolute revelation.
Unfortunately when it comes to being told what to do, Ian Wright isn’t really your man. As he proved when he refused to promote sister show, Don’t Stop Believing - because he doesn’t like it.
A “source” said this on the matter (as reported in the Daily Mail):
“Ian is not a puppet. Don’t Stop Believing has lost nearly a million viewers and he was told to come on air and say how great the show was, but he refused.”
So they fired him.
The “source” continues:
“Ian wouldn’t have walked out because it would have been unprofessional.”
Stoical to the end, that Ian Wright. Feel free to wish him well in the comments section.
As an homage, here’s a classic interview from the show, in which a Paxman-like Wrighty asks Jordan where the love went: