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Sacked Soccer Pundits Hilariously Return for Paddy Power Christmas Spot

Soccer Saturday's Phil Thompson, Charlie Nicholas, and Matt Le Tissier celebrate Christmas together in spot from Chief.'s Ben Tonge

Sacked Soccer Pundits Hilariously Return for Paddy Power Christmas Spot

Sacked Soccer Saturday pundits Phil Thompson, Charlie Nicholas, and Matt Le Tissier are returning to TV screens – as the stars of Paddy Power’s Christmas ad.

The trio, who were controversially dismissed from Sky Sports in August, can be seen preparing for a quiet Christmas – until they finally get a new job, with the bookmaker. However, not all goes to plan for the former pundits, with Phil asking: “How has it come to this?”

Chief’s Ben Tonge directed the campaign.

The advert goes live today (December 3rd) and will be shown during Premier League games across Sky Sports and BT Sport this weekend.

Spokesman Paddy Power said: “You could say that this year has been one to forget, so we wanted to make our new telly advert something to remember. By turning pundits into life-size presents.

“After all, Christmas is a time for coming together, so we wanted to reunite the Soccer Saturday lads and put them back where they should be – on our TV screens.”


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Category: Gambling , Sports and Leisure

Genre: Comedy , Dialogue , People