I think somehow it’s got under my skin a little in a way I never expected. Although I am still not a sports fan I am checking how Team GB is doing rather more than I thought I would. Producer Strangelove who - like me - never understands sport and in fact did ask me a couple of weeks ago:
“Whats the Olympics about anyway?”
He seems to have got excited about it too. We have a brief chat about stuff when we arrive before the shoe in the morning and normally the conversation is about what we are going to be doing on that day’s programme. Also future plans. Then if we have time we talk about we what we each did the day before.
“Manchester United have won the cup!”
However, we are still excited about Team GB and have actually started to count medals and check out the medal table. The other day I blogged that I wasn’t really fussed about the number of medals we win and in many ways I’m still not. It’s the fact we are hosts that is the major honour. Having said that it is nice to know we are best in the world at some sports. However obscure.
Finally a big thank you to you. The latest audience research has just come out and we have posted a big increase in Listenership to the show. So we thought we had to crow about it and at the same time thank you who have made it possible. You are our Gold medallists. Keep up the good work and we shall continue striving to be worthy of your loyalty.