Gold gets Christmastastic this December, mates, with Smashie’s Xmastastic Playlist.
“Hi gherkins! It’s quite liderally Mike Smash here, Britain’s most popadabbadobulous DJ! This year I’ll be hosting Smashie’s Xmastastic Playlist on Gold, a-featurin’ all your favourite Xmas songs and some of the famous Smash wise-words and philosophy type stuff. It’s a great honour for me to host Xmas, something that until now, only Jesus has done. And the whole thing is for charidee, except it isn’t. So join me, Mike Smash, on Gold this Xmas and let’s have some poptastic festive fun.” – Mike Smash
Yes, the UK’s most fantabulous DJ and one half of everyone’s favourite fab radio duo, Mike Smash (Paul Whitehouse) takes time out from his charity work and returns to TV screens this Christmas with his ding-dong-merrily-on-high-iest festive favourite tunes in Smashie’s Xmastastic Playlist. The two part series will air, obviously, in December, near that all time festive season.
Simulcast between Gold and Smash’s new broadcasting home Radio Hush, this two-part special will feature the nation’s best-loved Christmas classics, alongside some lesser known oddities from Smashie’s sonic stocking – and all will be introduced by the former Radio Fab FM DJ in his unique style.
Smashie’s Xmastastic Playlist has been written by Paul Whitehouse and Dave Cummings. Smashie and Nicey were a popular part of Harry Enfield’s sketch series in the 1990s, the pair also hosted festive countdowns for music channels and also had their own one-off comedy special, not ‘arf. Nicey was portrayed by Enfield with the character paying hommage to the late Alan ‘Fluff’ Freeman while Smashie was a mash-up of the likes of Tony Blackburn and Noel Edmonds, sensational!
In the video clip below Mike ‘Smashie’ Smash promotes the series in his own, uniquitatious kinda way.
“For many of us, some of the rosiest Christmas Day memories from childhood were those old Top Of The Pops specials, played out during the build-up to a turkey dinner. Who better to recapture the essence of that classic festive experience – and its actual, often cringing embarrassment – than Mike Smash himself. Who doesn’t love Smashie?” – North One Executive Producer John Quinn