And Finally

Kasabian frontman lined up for wrestling sitcom

By | Published on Tuesday 18 January 2011

Tom Meighan

I’m trying to think of the number of times Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan has made me laugh. I’m pretty sure it’s none. Intentionally, at least. And I’ve also never seen him act. Therefore, yes, he does seem like the perfect candidate to take a role in a new sitcom about British wrestling types from the 80s, such as Giant Haystacks and Big Daddy, called ‘Walk Like A Panther’, which The Sun says is the case. Chef Marco Pierre White is apparently also on board for a cameo.

A source told The Sun: “For anyone who sat with their family on a Saturday and watched the old grannies attacking the wrestlers, this series is going to tickle you. The cast has been assembled thanks to that nostalgia and the love of gritty northern humour”.

I’m not quite sure where The Sun saw “Tom Meighan and Marco Pierre White are in it” in that quote, but the tabloid seems pretty sure it’s happening. Presumably Meighan is covering ‘gritty’, while White will be northern. Can’t wait.