Vincent Hogan: Gray and Keys relics of dark past
Former Sky Sports double act emblems of a time when celebrity brought dangerous power
Published 01/02/2014 | 02:30
Claire Tomlinson emits the slightly pinched smile of a parent waiting patiently for the kids' bedtime. She stands pitch-side in Cardiff, preparing to go on air for Sky Sports, her attention thieved by loud guffaws rolling down from the stand. A camera picks out Andy Gray and Richard Keys, serenading Tomlinson with a loud, grinning invitation to get her "t**s out for the lads."
Tomlinson doesn't look especially offended. "Good morning boys," she responds to their initial wolf-whistles. "Get off the pitch," shouts Gray. "I'm not on the pitch!" she answers lightly.