The British comedian, actor and musician has been a team captain on uproarious music panel quiz show Never Mind the Buzzcocks – which starts on Prime this week – since it first aired in 1996.
You’ve famously missed only one episode of Never Mind the Buzzcocks. Did you think it was going to go for 16 years?
Television’s such a fickle industry. There’s no point where I realised it would be running this long. To be honest, quite genuinely, the position I was in in ’96, if someone had come up to me and said, “I’ve got a television job for you, it’s a series, it will take about 12 weeks of the year to do and you’ll do 250 of them and it will last for 16 years”, I’d probably have said no.
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