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!

    Liked by 2 people

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

    whats happened to Fridays caption compo winner?


  3. 3
    The Lone Ranger says:

    WTF watches Newsnight?


    • 5
      Joey The Philosopher says:

      best of 4 ugly birds


    • 41
      Tonto says:

      Me watchum, kimosabe.


    • 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
        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.


  4. 4
    Premier League says:

    Fucking gash shirtlifters.


    • 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


  5. 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?

    Liked by 2 people

  6. 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.


    • 33
      Touching cloth says:

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

      Liked by 1 person

      • 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 ?


    • 68
      inside out says:

      He ticks all the right boxes.


    • 78
      BBC HR Deptartemt says:

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


    • 96
      We know the BBC is completely bent says:

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


  7. 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


  8. 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]


  9. 15
    Lights_Out says:

    I hope Paddy Power never become an electricity supplier.


  10. 16
    Different all right says:


    • 20
      Homo rhodesiensis says:

      Is that the missing Link?


    • 21
      M­a­­q­b­o­­ul says:

      What a load of old cock.


    • 23
      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!!


      • 31
        pookie snackumberger says:

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


    • 27
      Harridan Harmanhater says:

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


    • 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.


      • 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.


    • 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?”.


  11. 17
    • 39
      Mark Oaten says:

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


    • 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.


      • 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
        Fry free says:

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


      • 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.


    • 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 .


      • 82
        All aboard - toot toot says:

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


  12. 19
    Lynton Crosby says:

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

    Thank you and good morning


  13. 22
    Lord Oakshit says:


  14. 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


  15. 25
    Andrew Efiong says:

    I like him. Lives close to me too!


  16. 26

    What is news night ?


  17. 28
    • 95
      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?


  18. 30

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

    Vote UKIP :-D


  19. 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.


    • 48
      Tell all says:

      And what is your real name?


    • 51
      Bert says:

      At least it wasn’t Roger Helmet-Gorgonzola.


    • 58
      DanePack_Light says:

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


    • 79
      Fat Man Shouting says:

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


      • 89
        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.


  20. 46
    Johann Hari Krishnan says:

    Gissajob, go on, gissa feckin job!


  21. 54
    Murphy says:

    Isn’t “Paddy Power” a donkey?


  22. 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..



    • 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?


  23. 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


  24. 66
    BBC Newsnight Hacks Welcome K G-M As He Arrives At Salford Quays says:


    • 90
      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?


  25. 69
    chris says:

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


    • 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.


      • 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.


      • 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
      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.


  26. 71
    Calamity Clegg, Chief Cockroach says:



  27. 93
    Marty McFly says:

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

    Am I missing something here?


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  29. 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.


  30. 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?”


  31. 106
    Weygand says:

    More Murphy than Guru in my experience.


  32. 116
    Godfrey Bloom says:

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


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