The axed Soccer Saturday pundits Phil Thompson, Charlie Nicholas and Matt Le Tissier, continue their comedic streak heading up Paddy Power’s 2020 Christmas Advert.
The latest advertising campaign see’s the pundits preparing for Christmas as Charlie Nicholas gleefully announces that Paddy Power has asked them to do the new Christmas advert.
Of course this leads to their latest misadventure as it’s revealed they have to dress as life-sized Christmas presents with Thompson remarking: “What have we become?”
The Christmas advert will be shown during Premier League games across Sky Sports and BT Sport this weekend.
Due to age restrictions the video is only viewable after age verification has been given on YouTube you can watch it here.
After leaving their roles as pundits on Sky Sports in August the trio joined Paddy Power for its social campaign ‘pundits’ a sitcom series seeing what the trio got up to on Saturday afternoons now they are no longer on the show.
The first episode of the series saw the house-sharing Thompson, Nicholas and Le Tissier bemoaning their luck after getting shown the door when Alan Curbishley takes on the anchor role to help the trio get back on their feet.
The second saw Le Tisser put Thompson and Curbishley through a series of tests to see if they are able to keep up with ‘modern day pundits’. This is ahead of their interview for a new TV opportunity which is expected to take place in the final episode of the series.
Becoming increasingly desperate in looking for work, the final instalment see’s the lads turn to a ouija board in the hunt for a new job.
A spokesperson for Paddy Power said: “We’ve managed to get the gang back together, and we see what their lives are like now as they live together and try to navigate the new world of football. We cannot confirm or deny how accurate it is to the truth.”
You can watch some of the hilarious outtakes from the series here.