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 talking to NME for Does Rock ‘N’ Roll Kill Braincells?! as he regarded again on memorable moments from throughout the band’s profession.
Whensked within 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 Unimaginable 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 night time, after they’d had a number of drinks, she’d [Willoughby] discovered that video and was attempting to wind him up. I assumed it was nice and hilarious.”
Requested about his personal reminiscences of the 1991 Schofield sort out, which was broadcast on tv after the band’s efficiency on the Smash Hits Ballot Winners Occasion was minimize brief, Jim Bob stated that he “didn’t see it occur – I’d left the stage as a result of I used to be pissed off with [Fruitbat] after he knocked every part over”.
“Somebody from the BBC informed me a microphone stand hit any person within the viewers and practically killed a toddler. I assumed: ‘That’s the top 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 plenty of good messages to us through the years, however on the time, it was fairly violent,” he laughed. “It’s not a cheeky soar on him — he most likely would have gotten a number of punches in if he may!”
Jim Bob added: “It was on all of the entrance pages the day after, and solely turned humorous once we performed a gig that night time and the viewers chanted: ‘Phillip Schofield — what a wanker!’
“From time to time, somebody will nonetheless shout that.”
Jim Bob’s newest solo album, ‘Pop Up Jim Bob‘ is accessible now by way of Cherry Purple.