After merely calling into BBC Radio Lancashire to answer a simple quiz question "What were those sharp tasting little liquorice sweets called that came in small tins?" Ted ended up staying - so much so that he is now in danger of calling it his "proper job."
"I now find that more people come up to me and smile knowingly whilst commenting 'We heard you scoffing them sausages yesterday!'- than 'You were the feller who burnt Peter Kay's club down!' "
"...mind you a proper job doesn't usually include chatting away to the characters of this great county, ranting off about my latest bugbear, and getting to test drive any amount of Lancashire comestibles... and playing fab shwinging chunes, reading my favourite poetry... having a laugh... flirting outrageously... drinking tea ... well, you get my point! All this and I still get time out to be the Governor on CBBC's "The Slammer!"
When not involved in the "business of show", Ted still enthusiastically supports Rossendale Rugby Club - even occasionally trundling on to the pitch! As a player, he is extremely deceptive - he is much slower than he actually looks! His son Jack now plays for the club and enjoys hearing his father telling him what a good player he used to be!
Ted is also a regular sponsor of his daughter Molly's frequent shopping expeditions! His dear wife Judy is a constant joy and despite what Ted might think, she really is the Governor!
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