The BBC announced today that Monty Python cast will join the broadcaster to act as football pundits and reporters during the Euro 2012 tournament in Poland and Ukraine, and also during the Olympics.
It is believed the comedy sketch show cast who broke through in the 1970s, consisting of John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones will replace Alan Hansen who was found drunk on top on a filing cabinet after the BBC opening ceremony after show party last night in Salford.
Eric Idle was recently spotted at an LA Galaxy game with Stuart Pearce, and speaking to Alex Jones and Matt baker on the One Show, described the Olympic football tournament as 'holiday football'. Idle will provide half-time analysis from all BBC games.
John Cleese will cover matches in Poland, on condition he doesn't 'mention the war' do the 'silly walk' and say 'you started it you invaded Poland' to German officials and supporters.
Michael Palin will do a travelogue from a supporters point of view called 'Around Ukraine in 80 hours'. The reports will be available on the BBC sport website, and will also be shown on BBC1 if any matches get a bit boring.
Terry Gilliam will report for BBC America on their daily EuroSoccerShow, in 60 second animated monologues where he will be sure to mention 'overtime' 'net minders' and 'goal-busters'
Terry Jones will produce, edit and voiceover the video montages at the end of the tournament.