THEO WALCOTT has admitted he was unaware that followers of Peep Present would bombard him with hilarious messages for his thirtieth birthday.
The cult Channel 4 sitcom spawned many often-quoted gags in its 12 years on air, together with one about the oblivious winger and a newspaper headline.
Theo Walcott has recalled his ‘unusual’ thirtieth birthday messages, because of followers of Peep PresentCredit score: Alamy
Principal character Jez had deliberate to make thousands and thousands promoting the headline ‘Three-o Walcott’ to a tabloid for the previous England star’s thirtieth birthday.
And Peep Present’s iconic impression was evidenced by hundreds of the present’s followers utilizing the Walcott joke when he celebrated his third decade in 2019 – regardless of the Collection 8 line first being aired seven years earlier.
Walcott, who’s making ready for a primary full season again at Southampton, has admitted to not being an avid watcher of the sitcom however loved the barrage from well-wishers nonetheless.
He recalled in an interview with talkSPORT: “I received much more messages than anticipated!
“I didn’t know what it was on the time and I used to be getting a great deal of stuff and social media simply blew up.
“A number of unusual messages that day and I genuinely had no thought what it was at first till somebody defined it to me. That was good enjoyable!”
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The Sun ran the headline ‘Three-O Walcott’ in the paper on Walcott’s birthday, crediting Jeremy Usborne, who was performed by Robert Webb.
That prompted Peep Present co-star David Mitchell – who performed Mark Corrigan – to confess that Mark’s pessimism on the headline was maybe misplaced.
Now 32, the Southampton star scored three targets upon his mortgage return to the membership within the second half of final season.
Together with Walcott’s free transfer from Everton, Saints have added Romain Perraud, Tino Livramento and Dynel Simeu to their squad this summer time.
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