Skinner wants Three Lions follow-up
Published 27/01/2010 | 18:09
Frank Skinner has announced he's thinking of recording a new song for this year's World Cup.
The comedian, speaking at Loaded magazine's Lafta Awards where he was named Lafta Legend 2010, said he had no plans to re-release much-loved football anthem Three Lions because "we couldn't get any more blood out of that stone".
But the TV and radio presenter, who is travelling to South Africa for the June tournament, said he'd like to get the Three Lions team of David Baddiel and the Lightning Seeds together for a new song.
Discounting a revival of Three Lions - a No 1 in 1996 and 1998 - he said: "We haven't got complete control, the record company could re-release it if they'd like to. I don't think we can get any more blood out of that stone."
But he added: "I was thinking I might write a completely new one - why not?"
He said he'd like to "stick with the old team".
Skinner was thrilled with his award but joked it was long overdue - and he was at a time of life where he expected a few more honorary prizes
"I'm chuffed," he said. "I don't think you can have one this overdue - although I suppose Bruce Forsyth could have claimed that when he won.
"I suppose I'm at that stage when people are thinking 'he's been around a while', so there'll be a whole lot of these awards coming my way. It's legend season for me."
Skinner was one of many comedians at the annual awards event at the Cuckoo Club in London. Justin Lee Collins picked up the award for funniest man and Katy Brand was named funniest woman. E4 show The Inbetweeners scooped funniest show on TV.