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'I never knew you were such a fatty': Stunt rider tested to the limit with Stephen Nolan riding pillion

Published 12/05/2016

BBC presenter Stephen Nolan.
BBC presenter Stephen Nolan.

Stephen Nolan's BBC television talk show made a return last night and it began a little more subdued than usual - despite efforts to make it the biggest "intro in television".

Many viewers were greeted with a blank screen following the BBC 10.35pm news - instead of the opening credits of Nolan Live.

Technical difficulties were blamed.

On the presenter's Thursday morning radio show, producer Vinny Hurrell revealed that some viewers did not see the introduction which they had intended to be the "biggest in history".

Later in the television show, they replayed, what should have went on at the beginning of the programme.

The into opened with motorbike stunts by riders from the Nitro Circus, which is coming to Windsor Park next month.

While riding on the back of one of the bikes a screaming Nolan was brought into the studio.

"Calm down old man," said the rider as he navigated his bike into the studio to a rapturous reception.

"I never knew you were such a fatty," he added when Nolan got off the bike, "we were near doing back flips riding across the car park."

Nolan revealed on his Thursday morning radio show that he struggled to get on the bike, so much so that a step had to be found for the heavyweight broadcaster.

 

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