For the 2022 World Cup, BBC One has brought together commentators of the highest level… according to some.
You can’t please them all, can you? Gone are the days of the almost unanimously popular Beeb broadcast team Jon Motson and Barry Davies. Not everyone is a fan of the current generation of commentators, while pundits and co-commentators often trend on Twitter in the UK as much as some of the show’s stars.
Well guess what? There is the possibility of changing this. Here’s how to change the commentator team during this tournament and get the team you want and get Team 5 Live.
Ahh, the red button. He had so much promise, didn’t he? But most of us haven’t used ours in years.
Now you can. The World Cup has the option to switch commentators from the BBC One line-up to the BBC 5 Live team. Just press the button and scroll to get the team you want. There is a 30 second time limit though – so keep that in mind.
Alternate comments aren’t new to the Beeb either. At Euro 2016 Radio 2 presenter Scott Mill was optional on comms with sound effects for specific players, while at the World Cup two years prior Chris Moyles – then from the show of breakfast from Radio 1, now from I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here – took part in the party.
If you’re looking for a new commentary team, the radio version of narration has its advantages. Not only do they seem a lot more excited about everything than their TV colleagues – they must be, since their audience can’t hear what’s going on – it’s actually a legit option while you’re working. If you don’t give it their full attention, they go into a lot more detail on the radio.