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Friday, 7 January 2011

Thursday 6 January 2011
Dara O Briain kept on his toes by the BBC ... and the Mail

Professor Brian Cox and Dara O Briain. The comedian has made the Daily Mail see stars during Stargazing Live. Photograph: Bbc
Is Dara O Briain the busiest man in television? The Daily Mail points out that the "burly Irish comedian" has appeared in no fewer than five BBC shows of late – Mock The Week, Three Men Go to Scotland, Have I Got News For You, The Apprentice: You're Fired! and Stargazing Live. The Mail may not be a huge fan, though, saying OB "annoyingly talked over the excellent Dr Brian Cox" in the stargazing show. Never mind, Dara. The BBC loves you. (The Guardian)


  1. i actually thought this was a pretty crap programme. why did it need to be live? all it did was make the usual excellent Cox look uncomfortable... good to talk about when we start AS LIVE....!

  2. exactly my thoughts. Daras a good stand up but jubious descion making him a presenter in the first place! irish replacement for graham norton?!