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Des Lynam talks moustaches and Grand National


Category : TV Entertainment
Date : 02.04.2004
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Broadcasting legend Des Lynam looks forward to life after ITV when he joins Jonathan Ross on BBC ONE tonight (Friday 2 April).

 

Lynam, who began his TV career reporting the Grand National, will be having a flutter on this year's race backing Bindaree - "that's my tip for the weekend, £25 each way".

 

And he's hedging his bets on his future form after his current contract with ITV runs out after four-and-a-half years.

 

"I go freelance in July for the first time in 34 years. Back at the BBC? It's possible... who knows?" he says.

 

But one thing's for sure, his moustache isn't going anywhere.

 

He's had it since he was 27 - "on holiday I didn't shave... now I'm terrified to get rid of it".

 

Lynam, who has covered every major sporting event during his career, reveals his least favourite sports as curling – "if it was happening in my back garden I'd draw the curtains. It's bowls with housework" – and beach volleyball – "what a ridiculous sport to have in the Olympic Games".

 

Jonathan also welcomes to the show Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron, whose movie Monster opens in the UK today, and My Family star Kris Marshall with music from Muse.

 

Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, Friday 2 April, BBC ONE, 10.35pm



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