FINAL VOTING DAY FOR TV’S FUNNIEST MOMENTS AS ULSTER GETS SET FOR ANALOGUE SWITCH-OFF

Magic Box presenter Eamonn Holmes

THERE IS just hours to go to cast your votes for the funniest moments in Northern Ireland television.

The special one hour programme, The Magic Box, hosted by Eamonn Holmes, to mark the digital switchover, will be broadcast tonight simultaneously on both UTV and BBC.

It will mark the end of analogue television in the province after 70 years and welcome in the new dawn of digital television.

Researchers have been digging deep in the archives at UTV’s Havelock House and the bowels of BBC’s Broadcasting House in Ormeau Avenue looking for the funniest moments in local broadcasting.

The top six funny moments they have come up with are:

1 The Wee Man From Strabane.

2 Give My Head Peace

3 Jackie Fullerton v Giant Haystacks

4 Paddy Kielty Tonight

5 Ivan Little and ‘Phenomenon’ (is that how you spell it Ivan?)

6 James Young Special.

The Belfast Daily is going to vote for Jackie Fullertion when he worked at UTV in the 1970s.

This is the clip where man mountain wrestler Giant Haystacks lifted ‘Our Jackie’ above his head and threw down dropped him on his back on the studio floor.

Jackie Fullerton floored by Giant Haystacks

Poor Jackie felt the pain shooting up his back. As he lay writhing on the floor, Ballymena golden boy Jack can be heard saying: “Give me football any day.”

Today, host Eamonn Holmes was tweeting today to remind his followers not to forget to cast their votes.

Votes close at 11.05 pm on Tuesday, October 22.

So to cast your, type in the word MAGIC followed the letter of your favourite clip and send it to 81771

 

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