Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine recall Phillip Schofield rugby tackle: “It was quite violent”

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Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine‘s Jim Bob has recalled the notorious 1991 incident the place his bandmate Fruitbat rugby-tackled TV presenter Phillip Schofield throughout an awards present.

Jim Bob was chatting with NME for Does Rock ‘N’ Roll Kill Braincells?! as he regarded again on memorable moments from throughout the band’s profession.

Whensked in the quiz which Carter USM tune Schofield’s fellow This Morning presenter Holly Willoughby filmed herself singing alongside to on her Snapchat in 2018 (‘The Impossible DREAM’), Jim Bob stated that an interplay his supervisor had with Schofield prompted Willoughby to file the video.

“My supervisor was at a tv awards dinner with Phillip Schofield, who stated: ‘Give Carter my love’,” he stated. “That evening, after they’d had just a few drinks, she’d [Willoughby] discovered that video and was making an attempt to wind him up. I assumed it was nice and hilarious.”

Asked about his personal recollections of the 1991 Schofield sort out, which was broadcast on tv after the band’s efficiency at the Smash Hits Poll Winners Party was minimize brief, Jim Bob stated that he “didn’t see it occur – I’d left the stage as a result of I was pissed off with [Fruitbat] after he knocked every thing over”.

“Someone from the BBC advised me a microphone stand hit any individual in the viewers and almost killed a toddler. I assumed: ‘That’s the finish of the band – we’ve killed a toddler!’ And the label have been having a gathering to resolve on our future.

“Phillip Schofield has handed on a number of good messages to us over the years, however at the time, it was quite violent,” he laughed. “It’s not a cheeky bounce on him — he most likely would have gotten just a few punches in if he might!”

Jim Bob added: “It was on all the entrance pages the day after, and solely grew to become humorous once we performed a gig that evening and the viewers chanted: ‘Phillip Schofield — what a wanker!’

“Every at times, somebody will nonetheless shout that.”

Jim Bob’s newest solo album, ‘Pop Up Jim Bob‘ is out there now by way of Cherry Red.

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