Set your alarms...starting next Monday morning (12 February) at 6.30am football’s original hard man will be live from Tinseltown on talkSPORT.
The new weekly segment will see Vinnie give his views and unique take on the weekend’s games and a look ahead to the big clashes of the week with Alan and co-host Joey Barton. Its not just football… listeners and fans can expect to hear the latest Hollywood gossip doing the rounds alongside whatever caught Vinnie’s eye that week from horse-racing to baseball, basketball to boxing.
Now an LA local and more known for his acting prowess, the former Welsh international and captain enjoyed an eventful career as a professional footballer that lasted 15 years. A firm fan favourite Jones cultivated a reputation as a tough-tackling midfielder and spent three seasons at Wimbledon, helping the club to FA Cup success over Liverpool in 1988. During his colourful career he also played with Leeds United, Sheffield United, Chelsea, and Queens Park Rangers.
Commenting on his new leading role, Vinnie said: “I can’t wait to get started with Alan and the team and I certainly won’t be holding back. Expect lots of banter with listeners and the talkSPORT team and my unique take on who’s done what in the football and further afield.”
Alan Brazil, said: “What a way to start the week…Vinnie Jones live from LA! He’s an absolute stalwart of the game and brings with him great insight and energy. Vinnie may have gone toe-to-toe with Arnie, Stallone and Statham but that’s nothing compared to Barton and I every Monday morning. We can’t wait”.
Vinnie made his first acting appearance in the British comedy/thriller, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998), aged 33, and since then has been involved in a number of successful Hollywood films and TV roles. He has received a number of prestigious awards and has worked with action superstars including Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Alan Brazil is the longest running breakfast host in national radio with over 17 years experience. His co-hosts include Joey Barton, Ray Parlour, David Ginola, Lawrence Dallaglio, Darren Campbell & Ally McCoist.Tune in to talkSPORT every weekday morning for the award-winning Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show. Listen on DAB, online, or via the talkSPORT app.