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I’m not sure the BBC could afford Tim Hutchings. I imagine he’s on a fair whack at Eurosport and NBC/USATF. Moving trackside would feel like a demotion anyway.
My bet is that they’ll give the job to Colin.
Jeanette Kwakye would be a good choice for trackside interviewer. She knows what she’s talking about and she’s good at getting athletes to relax.
Everyone was very critical of Sally Gunnell but I actually preferred, “Do you think you went out too hard in the first 200?” to, “Tell me how you feel.” Of course neither question is fair to an athlete still trying to catch their breath or get over a massive disappointment.
Good luck to Phil in whatever he does next, but I hope they now can the role altogether. Fat chance in this instant news age.
He wasn’t there as a journalist, but as a presenter. It’s a television production, it’s not the Old Bailey. People need to get their heads round the difference.
However you describe him, the point is we learn nothing from his interviews; partly down to his style and partly down to the role itself. And the same goes for other sports where you get instant reaction.
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