Skiing ‘Top Gear’ a switch-off for Vine

From Charles Sale, Daily Mail
David Vine, the BBC presenter associated with Ski Sunday, switched off in disgust at the weekend at how his beloved programme has been revamped to include little competitive skiing.

Highlights of an epic Kitzbuhel World Cup downhill were shoehorned into a few minutes while the programme concentrated on presenter Graham Bell teaching celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal how to ski.

The limit for Vine came when they showed how the mountains look in the summer. He said: “If the BBC desire to do a Top Gear in the snow, fair enough, but don’t call it Ski Sunday or use the programme’s famous anthem.

“I’ve had so many people ringing me up, complaining about the lack of skiing. It’s a travesty, especially as the Kitzbuhel meeting was so exciting. I turned off after five minutes.”

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