PERHAPS it’s the fear of all those smoking chimneys or being mowed down by a clog-wearing miner galloping through the cobbled streets on his pit pony.
But apparently celebrity guests are reluctant to appear on the BBC quiz programme A Question of Sport since it relocated to Manchester.
Well, as we all know, anything north of junction 16 on the M1 (Watford Gap) is grim.
As a result, it has been decided to switch filming of the popular show back to the capital.
It seems that there are many who don’t approve of the BBC’s grand plan to move almost half of its operations to its £1 billion new site in Salford Quays.
A number of high-profile names have already said they’re not prepared to move to the land where people don’t pronounce the word “the” properly.
Southern softies, who needs ‘em?