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Paddy Power Gets Axed ‘Pundits’ Back Together for Hilarious Sitcom Series

With creative from Chief, new episodes will be released every Saturday across Paddy Power’s social channels

Paddy Power Gets Axed ‘Pundits’ Back Together for Hilarious Sitcom Series

Axed Soccer Saturday stars Phil Thompson, Charlie Nicholas and Matt Le Tissier have launched their own rival TV show – as part of a new sitcom series with Paddy Power. After getting the boot last month, the iconic trio have shown their acting prowess to get back in the game on the opening day of the season.

The series, titled 'Pundits', features the house-sharing Thompson, Nicholas and Le Tissier bemoaning their luck after getting shown the door. Using an ancient camcorder and with the imaginatively titled name Score Saturday plastered on a bedsheet, Alan Curbishley takes the anchor role to help the lads get back on their feet.

The first episode of the series was released on Saturday 12th September. Across two further instalments, we see them prepare for a new opportunity in TV, learn about the modern world of football and finally, contact the spirit world for some pointers, naturally.


The episodes will be released every Saturday across Paddy Power’s social channels.

Chief’s CEO, Colin Offland, said: ”Working with Paddy Power is always good fun and an opportunity for great comedy. This was no exception, we developed a surreal script, with fantastic talent, added our brilliant comedy director Ben Tonge into the mix and we’ve ended up with a unique short form sitcom that’s performing brilliantly and getting great reviews."

Paddy Power head of content, Jack Wilson, added: "This was an incredible team effort, with such a short turnaround. Chief totally get the comedic style that we are looking for and Ben Tonge is superb at achieving laugh-out-loud performances."

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Client

Client: Paddy Power

Creative team at Paddy Power: Jack Wilson, Noel Slevin and Steven Quick

Exec Producer: Colin Offland

Director: Ben Tonge

Producer: Nick Crossley

DOP: Dan Stafford-Clarke

1st AD: Chris Kelly

Production Designer: Marc Ingham

Art Director: Andrea Hughes

Production

Production Company: Chief Productions

Post Production: Chief Post

Post Producer: Ben McFarlane

Editors: Polly Ward and Bled Bujupi

Colourist: Paul Willis

Audio Design and Mix: Nice Sound Studios

VFX: Prateek Marthur

Category: Gambling , Sports and Leisure

Genre: Comedy , People , Storytelling