June 2nd, 2014

Bookies Suspend Newsnight Betting on Krishnan Guru-Murthy

Both Paddy Power and Ladbrokes have suspended betting on Channel 4’s Krishnan Guru-Murthy replacing Paxman at Newsnight. Paddy Power tell MediaGuido “we suspended the bet as people were lumping on Krishnan”, who at one stage was a 20/1 long shot. Over the weekend several media sources placed him in the chair. Last night MediaGuido asked a coy Krishnan if the bookies were correct to stop taking bets, after taking some time to come up with his line he replied:

“I’ve not commented on any speculation for obvious reasons and never do. Let’s have a drink sometime”

Guido was tempted to just ask him the same question 14 times to get Krishnan in the inquisitorial mood for NewsnightPaxman leaves this month so Guido will put the champagne on ice for that drink with Krishnan…


  1. 1

    So Newsnight will get even less analytical and more shouty. But it will be more diverse! Praise the Lord and pass me that copy of the Guardian!

  2. 2
    Time 2 CTRL, ALT & DEL says:

    whats happened to Fridays caption compo winner?

  3. 3
    The Lone Ranger says:

    WTF watches Newsnight?

  4. 4
    Premier League says:

    Fucking gash shirtlifters.

  5. 5
    Joey The Philosopher says:

    best of 4 ugly birds

  6. 6
    BBC Bum Boys says:

    oh you are a horrid northern oik, but we fancy the arse off you

  7. 7
    Anonymous says:

    Given the leftist slant and free interchange of staff between Newsnight and Channel 4 News, why not save money by simply playing a recording of the 7 o-clock news at the later hour?

  8. 8
    President O'Bumboys says:

    the rest was lies but trust me on the Global Warming shit

  9. 9
    Guido says:

    if i had a gay lover he’d look like Krishnan

  10. 10
    Guido says:

    ffs! Guru-Murphy? another fat probably gay p*ki-paddy

  11. 11
    Krishnan Guru-Murthy says:

    I’m in the money.

    The bookies are fools taking bets on a decision that loads of us know the outcome.

  12. 12
    He's our Man...The BBC says:

    Krishnan Guru-Murthy

    Is a given.

    Lefty, ethnic, never done a day’s work in his life.

  13. 13
    Fruitcake, swivel eyed loony, closet racist, crank and gadfly says:

    Think about it Newark. Don’t be fooled by the proven serial liar Cameron and his mini me Jenrick who’s also telling porkies to try to fool you into voting for him.

    The Mail on Sunday of all papers exposed him, there’s a message there.

    Vote UKIP, get UKIP.
    Vote tory, get another lying, loaded, EU worshipper

  14. 14
    Veritaholic says:

    Most likely they’ll follow the HIGNFY model and have constantly changing presenters. Newsnight will then be more “diverse” and “inclusive”. Paxman is after all an old white middle class male. The BBC now has a chance to redress the balance. [sic]

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    Lights_Out says:

    I hope Paddy Power never become an electricity supplier.

  16. 16
    Different all right says:

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    If you’d like to make more money, please send me your bank details. My brother-in-law the Finance Minister has got several million in embargoed oil revenues he needs to move out of Bongobongoland and he will cut you in if you help him with the transaction.

  19. 19
    Lynton Crosby says:

    My avowed intent is to destroy the Bumsex Party (The Conservative Party)

    Thank you and good morning

  20. 20
    Homo rhodesiensis says:

    Is that the missing Link?

  21. 21
    M­a­­q­b­o­­ul says:

    What a load of old cock.

  22. 22
    Lord Oakshit says:

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    Ed Fatliner says:

    What the feck would Black (Cock) Jack know about this, he’s never had a proper job in his life and being an an apologist for parasites and shirkers, why the change!!

  24. 24
    Barry Monk says:

    Do any of the well-connected readers of this site have a telephone number for British Airways which anyone actually answers. Have been trying to make an urgent call relating to a relative who is critically ill and can’t get anyone to answer of the phone lines available on their website. What a hopeless shower. All genuine answers appreciated

  25. 25
    Andrew Efiong says:

    I like him. Lives close to me too!

  26. 26

    What is news night ?

  27. 27
    Harridan Harmanhater says:

    Did you get that from inside last year’s Christmas crackers, you stupid man ?

  28. 28
  29. 29
    Labour pretending they will fix the problems they caused says:

    Who broke the link between hard work and a decent life? That would be you and your ilk, Weird Ed.

  30. 30

    ‘By far the biggest losers in last week’s poll were David Cameron, and his useless, dying Tory Party.’

    Vote UKIP :-D

  31. 31
    pookie snackumberger says:

    “why the change!! ” because UKIP are setting the agenda in the increasingly meaningless UK parliment.

  32. 32
    Perry Neeham says:

    Thank you for a thoughtful comment that balances a preceptive insight with rib-tickling wit.

  33. 33
    Touching cloth says:

    Yeah the sooner the BBC licence is done away with the better.

  34. 34
    pookie snackumberger says:

    It’s the ten thirty to eleven thirty propaganda slot on BBC1.

  35. 35
    The Sod says:

    You forgot the Guardian staff, please don’t upset them.

  36. 36
    TV is so old says:

    Well, yes. But TV – any TV – is not where it’s at these days. We have moved on.

  37. 37
    Iain Duncan Smith says:

    Hear ! Hear !

    I second that.

  38. 38
    Iain Duncan Smith says:

    Hear ! Hear !

    I second that.

  39. 39
    Mark Oaten says:

    Have I been to the Dorchester? Like most Lib Dems, I can’t remember.

  40. 40
    Baboon's arse says:

    He’s vanished into the Apostrophe Hole.

  41. 41
    Tonto says:

    Me watchum, kimosabe.

  42. 42
    Erm.. says:

    You might be better off ringing the hospital or your relative’s carer(s) rather than an airline company?

  43. 43
    Nigel Farage says:

    Roger Helmer’s real name is Roger Helmet-Cheddar. He shortened it to appear less posh.

    Not many people know that.

  44. 44
    Bert says:

    His brother N is already in that game.

  45. 45
    Bert says:

    No, but they’re certainly “different”.

  46. 46
    Johann Hari Krishnan says:

    Gissajob, go on, gissa feckin job!

  47. 47
    An oik says:

    “Sir” Richard Branson is in the boycott. Fantastic. Could he also give his opinion on other matters so that I know to do the opposite.

  48. 48
    Tell all says:

    And what is your real name?

  49. 49
  50. 50
    Bert says:

    No no, pookie, that was a Zen koan. The answer is: a coal-scuttle.

  51. 51
    Bert says:

    At least it wasn’t Roger Helmet-Gorgonzola.

  52. 52
    I've got news for you says:

    While Labour threw money at the feckless and
    welcomed millions of immigrants,the rest of us
    were working hard and building a better life.

  53. 53
    The Lone ranger says:

    I told you to go into town!

  54. 54
    Murphy says:

    Isn’t “Paddy Power” a donkey?

  55. 55
    Bill Quango MP says:

    Paxman final show.

    “Yeeeessss…. Just time to look at the papers…Mail .. Their readers are all racist bigots worried about their pension & home investments…Daily Express..haven’t got over the world war…one or two…daily mirror .. Socialist drivel with pics of girls in tight bikinis… the Sun .. Populist drivel with pictures of girls without bikinis .. Guardian .. Informative news ruined by endless high minded, sanctimonious comment pieces … Independent.. A crap version of the Guardian, which is saying something … telegraph, an even crappier version of the Independent, who doesn’t seem to realise its readers have gone UKIP … And the Times .. A once great paper, now a load of cock..

    That’s it from me.. I won’t be reading any of that shite anymore .. It’s gardening weekly, autocar and big breasted bondage bimbos for me..


  56. 56
    boycotting a hotel-that'll really show 'em says:

    Are they going to also protest about the way women
    are treated in Pakistan,Saudi,Sudan,India,Iran etc?

  57. 57
    Fry free says:

    So is Stephen Fry, that should be a boost for the Dorchester then.

  58. 58
    DanePack_Light says:

    A helmet made of Cheddar?
    I’d eat my hat if I ever saw that one!

  59. 59
    Bosun Higgs says:

    No. Like most airlines, they are pig-ignorantly opposed to the very idea of customer service.

  60. 60
    Wee Dougie says:

    The different Party, I like it.

  61. 61
    BBC gonna getcha says:

    Krishnan Guru-Murthy – the acceptable face of racism.

  62. 62
    Dan Hannan says:


  63. 63
    BBC gay mafia says:

    Yes ducky, but we won’t allow any women over the age of 40.

  64. 64
    frequent flyer says:

    Plus, they are too bloody expensive, although UK airport charges don’t help either.

  65. 65
    Will says:

    Why does not news night just go the whole hog and just open the guardian newspaper and just read it out. It would save on journalist costs.

    Typical guardian comments peice a) all men are sexist b) all men are homophobic c) all Brits are racist especially ukip. D) the Tories are all evil e) vote labour ed miliband not that bad. F) hoxton / london is really cool/ hip

    I think I covered most opinion peice and comments topics in the guardian, no wonder the paper is losing money as the average reader is fed up of the same opinion prices bashing the the average white / male/ heterosexual/ brit

  66. 66
    BBC Newsnight Hacks Welcome K G-M As He Arrives At Salford Quays says:

  67. 67
    Milibanded says:

    I’m diffewent alweady!

    I’m tho fucking diffewent, people look at me and thay “fuck me, he’th diffewent, ithn’t he?”.

  68. 68
    inside out says:

    He ticks all the right boxes.

  69. 69
    chris says:

    Do ‘normal’ (as in NOT politicos and bottom feeder journos) people still watch this crap?

  70. 70
    Anonymous says:

    Put something up on Twitter and Facebook and ask people to pass it on.

    This has worked before.

  71. 71
    Calamity Clegg, Chief Cockroach says:


  72. 72
    Zen Apprentice says:

    The sound of one arsehole, farting.

  73. 73
    BBC Newsnight. Essential viewing for Fabians says:

    Nope. It was called Nrwsnight because it was an in depth round up of the days news. Since it became a pro BBC and lefty propaganda magazine programme no ordinary person watches it.

  74. 74
    non taxable pikey says:

    0191 490 7900/7901/7902/7905/7906 or try 0800 123111 which is the Club World Gold line.

  75. 75
    inside out says:

    I thought this was still a free country.Just because the liberal chattering classes impose a boycott doesn’t mean we have to abide by it.Prehaps the liberal chattering classes should abide with that maxim”when in Rome do as the Romans do”,after all thats what our brothers from the Indian sub continent do isn’t .

  76. 76
    Quisling Quorner says:


    Has anyone ever seen Dan Hannan and Dan Hodges in the same room?

  77. 77
    Miss Chambermaid says:

    Finally, I may be able to finish before 11 for a change.

  78. 78
    BBC HR Deptartemt says:

    If only he was in a wheelchair and a tranny as well.

  79. 79
    Fat Man Shouting says:

    You are the hilarious Phil Jupetus and I claim my £5,000,000 BBC light entertainment fee.

  80. 80
    inside out says:

    Peter Hitchins the only columnist left,worth reading.

  81. 81
    McGuinness's old tricks says:

    Paddy Power is 3 grown men breaking a teenagers arms with iron bars.

  82. 82
    All aboard - toot toot says:

    I think gayers only care about gayers – oppression of women is just so tedious

  83. 83
    Sociologist says:

    Careworker more like.

  84. 84
    Chrissy Rennard,you'll never take me alive says:

    Awfully close to libel you’d think?

  85. 85
    Anonymous says:

    Has anyone ever seen Guido and Hodges in the same room.

  86. 86
    Norm Normal says:

    The BBC is now nothing more than a dangerous cult. There is a reason for all the propaganda, they know the game is up. I think we should have more referendums starting with the BBC and NHS.

  87. 87
    Anonymous says:

    Guido will put the champagne on ice for that drink with Krishnan…

    Yer fucking queer!

  88. 88
    Anonymous says:

    Plenty of old boilers in the party for him to stoke.

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    JH312879812354 says:

    If it was Jupetus, or any of the Lenny-Henry-it’s-funnier-if-you-shout-it school of comedy, the original post would be in uppercase with !?!! at the end.

    Jupetus is of course as funny as a fire in a child cancer ward. Full of orphans.

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    JH312879812354 says:

    N.Korea seems to be like the Balkans, in that it always looks like it is Winter and depressing as fuck.

    Is God trying to tell you something?

  91. 91
    100wpm says:

    It used to be required viewing in our house.

    Sadly the rot set in a few years ago when
    interesting balanced news analysis was abandoned.

    Predictably the Guardianisation of a once decent
    programme has continued under posh boy Huntz
    and I can’t see a new presenter,whoever it is,will
    tempt us to start watching again.

  92. 92
    Rip Van Winkle says:

    People with real jobs have to get up early in the mornings so will be tucked up in bed fast asleep or playing with their plonker.

  93. 93
    Marty McFly says:

    “Sunday 29th June 22.00hrs” it says on the odds.

    Am I missing something here?

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    JH312879812354 says:

    While eminently shaggable, Reid is no spring chicken.

    Maybe a ‘commando’ clause in the contract, where she has to go as such on the couch?

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    We know the BBC is completely bent says:

    Lefty, ethnic, also biased, incompetent, obnoxious and so so easy to switch off, thank goodness.

  97. 97
    JH312879812354 says:

    Kate Silverton at only 33/1. If that doesn’t show how dumbed down the show is, I don’t know what does.

    She is of the ‘act-the-news’ school, with sad-voice-concerned-face accompanying anything bad for Labour, and happy-face-optimistic-voice for anything good.

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    aren't you forgetting says:

    Rod Liddle.

  99. 99
    D. Strauss-Khan says:

    Oh no you won’t

  100. 100
    Max Clifffall says:

    Or may be she should just do the whole show completely naked.

  101. 101
    Flaming Torches R Us says:

    Are there 2 Guru-Murthys at the BBC? Are they perchance related?

  102. 102
    Top of the Pops presenter says:

    Bill, somebody told us on here a day or two ago that ‘bimbo’ is Italian for little boy.

    Can you tell us the name of the channel you mean?

  103. 103
    Fred the pensioner says:

    Jasmy Journodummy will be very cross when she reads that!

  104. 104
    Necrophiliac Dating Agency-Just Where Do They Dig These People Up From? says:

    I’ll do the job! Don’t expect any in-depth questioning. The only one’s I’m going to ask are:

    “When was the last time an MP resigned for wasting billions of Public Money?”


    “Where did they dig you up from?”

  105. 105
    Old man ribber says:

    Who is Geetha Guru-Murthy?

  106. 106
    Weygand says:

    More Murphy than Guru in my experience.

  107. 107

    Your picture of Krishnan reminds me of a Dumbledore pose on QT but in Murphy s case saying ;

    ” No not you sir , gentleman there , no not you the one next to him , no just to the left , yes you sir …..with the white face “

  108. 108

    Ignore the barbs Gweeds ….and insist on Krug …or at the very least Krystal !!

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    He s the Guru who s got you Murthily chuckling at the complete leftist dross on Channel 4 News every night.

    ( should meld seamlessly at the Beeb then )

  110. 110

    It s MurTHy not Murphy .

    Somehow I don t think he came over on the Holyhead Ferry to work for McAlpines Fusiliers and swill down the black stuff ( Guiness!!!).

    Although……… he may have been interviewed for a mid morning LBC weekday phone -in .

    ( in which case he was definitely beaten to the gig by a selfserving arrogant buffoon of Irish descent )

  111. 111

    There wasn t one . Team Fawkes have been told to make savings this year !
    ( we re all in it together ……. in what exactly )

  112. 112

    Jeremy Paxman . That s why he always complains he never gets to bed at the normal time .

  113. 113


    Bookies offering 21/20 on England beating Italy on a ” draw no bet ” meaning for 100 outlay …. IF England WIN I get back 105 plus my 100 (205)….. IF England DRAW i get my money back (100) .
    But WHEN England lose I get nothing (-100).

    I DO NOT want England to win as it will go to the ” plebeiriats ” heads and they will get drunk and vandalise town centres including mine plus keep me awake with their vacuous chants thus indirectly increasing my next year council tax and bringing on migraine.

    So ::: the upside for me IF England were to WIN is that I make a few bob with which to pay said future increased council tax .

    Realistically what is the risk /reward calculation AGAINST An England win on the basis it is less likely than Hell freezing over tomorrow and thus I need have no fear and not jeopardise my money ??

    Thanks in advance

  114. 114

    Will product placement on Newsnight be allowed under KGM ?? …..such as a strategically placed bag of basmati rice by the door to trip the incoming studio guests such that they then fall flat onto a studio table bedecked with Byrianis of various hues plus Bangalore finger bowls and pint glasses of tiger beer with ghee desserts in the background ?

  115. 115

    Yeah … you proles vote us in then do the hard work , we ll lead the decent life.

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    Godfrey Bloom says:

    What’s he doing with an Irish name, anyway?

  117. 117
    LionelDemocratic says:

    I’ve heard that Jeremy Clarkson is getting the job. When he’s not on then Dawn French takes over.

  118. 118
    AngelaMerkelkraut. says:

    I don’t care what they say about Tony Blair and that ‘bloke Junckner, they should both be Presidents of the EU, and split the earnings equally – 75/25.

  119. 119
    Anonymous says:

    Oh yes. Fair point.

    Old Jeremy has become a parody of himself. Self awareness is a terrible thing.

    I was brought up in the school of The Money Progarmme, Weekend world ( thank you Brian the thinking man’s Tory ) Nationwide and That’s Life.

    Just trying to catch politicians out is passe and because of the spinners is fairly easy to do.

    I’ve lost count of the number of so called journalists ( Michael Crick take a bow) asking politicians whether they are going to resign as they waltzed down the Parliamentay steps and am reminded of the school playground and the gossip therein.

    Kristian … Murthy is yet another in the long line of interviewers who are more intent on point scoring than analysis of the actual policies.

    I do like Andrew Nield but he too is rapidly becoming the poor ( Scottish mans ) Terry Wogan.

    Dianne and Michael ( Richard and Judy) don’t get me started………..

  120. 120
    Anonymous says:

    To be fair, its obviously BBC policy to point score because they all do it.Hearing the morons trying to make something out of nothing day after day is fecking mind numbing.

  121. 121

    I bet Jon Snow s pissed .

    He s been doing the Channel Four News slot now for 104 years and still has nt been promoted of headhunted .

    Wonder what s said at his yearly appraisals ?

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