A tale of two Shauns
Chris makes amends for a terrible mistake and Baby Elvis has something that all of Manchester wants!
Last Updated: 25/04/12 11:21am
Five months on from one of the worst mistakes in Soccer AM history, Chris has finally put things right!
The Jump Out Man's heart sunk like a stone back in November when he realised that he had accidently booked Shaun Williamson - aka Barry from EastEnders - instead of Shaun Goater for the show!
So how do you confuse the two men? Well, if you're Chris, you have both their agents' names in your phonebook under 'Shaun's agent'! And had Shaun W's agent not told him that his client had been doing some work with Ricky Gervais and some panto over Christmas the chances are he wouldn't have twigged until 'Barry' was sitting on the orange sofas!
Worse still, that realisation only came on the Friday night so instead of a former Premier League footballer on the show we had a former soap actor! Luckily for everyone concerned, Shaun W was happy to embrace the mistake (see video at the top of the page!).
Even so, Chris has been walking around with that mistake hanging over him ever since, but he looks like he's finally made amends by booking both Shauns for this week's show... even if it does bring back a few bad memories!
Still, it won't be anything compared to what he will go through if Southampton don't seal automatic promotion this week. It's fair to say Saints have had an indifferent few weeks and now have West Ham breathing down their neck once again, but Chris was doing his best to remain pragmatic... at least on the surface!
"If we don't beat Coventry on Saturday then quite frankly we don't deserve to go up," he began. "Plus we only came up last season so it wouldn't be that bad for us if we didn't go up. It would be much worse for West Ham."
Hmmm... we're not sure about that Chris, but whatever helps you sleep at night...
Elsewhere, Baby Elvis revealed he has something in his living room that both Manchester United and Manchester City's finest are desperate to get their hands on... the Premier League trophy!
Ok, it's not the actual trophy, but an identical replica isn't bad. We're not sure how he got his hands on it (we weren't really listening) but he wasn't keen on us destroying it for a laugh on the show, which wasn't the greatest surprise in the world.
"I'm not sure about that! It's just sitting in my living room but it's the exact size and weight. I think it's probably worth about £500."
Well now he's put a price on it we reckon there's room to negotiate!
Finally, we've been busy thinking up ideas for the last show of the season and it's fair to say Lisa came up with the pick of the bunch; three lions in the flesh to send England off to the Euros in style.
Erm... we'll leave this one to our two prop men, over to you Lavvers and Ash!
See you on Saturday!