THE PRESENTERS SPEAK OUT – EXCLUSIVELY to VG Tips.
Here’s my frank and fascinating conversation with Nick Luck and Rishi Persad.
They sat down with me to talk about the Channel 4 racing coverage, viewing figures, those on Twitter who say Channel 4 racing was better in the old days, the professionalism of the crew they work with, their on air racing highlights of 2015 and their love of the sport.
In the interview conducted less than four weeks before ITV outbid C4 to broadcast racing from 2017, Rishi Persad told me: “We’re doing the best with what we have. Maybe the sport might have the problem. I hate to say it because I am a fan of racing.
“People who point fingers at C4 need to perhaps look at the product that we are transmitting before looking at who is transmitting it.”
Nick Luck talks about the criticism of Channel 4 via Twitter. He says: “I’ve worked on Channel 4 racing for the thick end of ten years… read some of the stuff and you’d think it was somewhere between the Fast Show & Morecambe & Wise before, and now it’s like watching the Open University. That’s just not true.”