Quote: john lucas 101 @ December 22 2009, 8:40 AM GMT
Mock The Week will be exactly the same without F.Boyle. Utter, mediocre, back-slapping, laddish bollocks.
I think that's slightly unfair. Hugh Dennis usually sits there quietly before coming out with some clever & funny lines (especially the bits where he re-dubs video clips of politicians / the royal family). Dara is okay, Russell & Andy are hit and miss at times, but Frankie was definitely keen to get all the laughs, in any way possible. Perhaps Frankie was the reason that the show was often described as being a "bear pit"? Watching the Christmas special tonight, there was plenty of "proper humour" during the "Things you wouldn't hear at Christmas" round, which was recorded during the show which Frankie was absent from and it all seemed good enough.
Frankie came across as more human and was definitely funnier as host of Never Mind the Buzzcocks though.