Tony Inexperienced offered voiceovers and commentary on TV quiz present Bullseye – hosted by comic Jim Bowen who has died on the age of 80. Right here, Tony pays tribute to the person he “admired” a lot.
I by no means knew about Jim Bowen till I used to be invited on the present. Jim and I simply clicked immediately.
Bullseye was made for Jim, however he couldn’t throw a dart.
I used to be a county participant and helped Jim with the scoring. We by no means had a naughty second in any respect. Jim was the star and he is nonetheless a star in my eyes.
He had an air about him – he may assist anybody who was having a little bit of hassle throwing darts. He was only a type and mild man.
In each stroll of life I feel you attempt to assist folks, and Bullseye achieved that. It was so refreshing and Jim was so mild.
With the gamers, we used to have fun and Jim would say: “Come on, you are able to do it,” and so they did do it.
He may see once they have been getting dodgy or shaky and he would assist them out.
He was a beautiful man, a beautiful man.
I admired him a lot. Jim and I, we simply blended.
We supported one another. I fell for him immediately and I knew I used to be into one thing good. And I wished to maintain it. To the viewers, I feel it felt so heat.
The present was the identical. He did not present himself up on any event.
After the present we used to go in just a little room, sit down and say: “How did it go?”
We would say: “We will do that, Jim, we will try this, Jim,” and he listened when most stars do not.
That was the reward, and I feel it reached the viewers and the gamers.