Thursday, May 16, 2024

Norfolk song laments Family Fortunes TV ban

By Arthur Aspall
Entertainment Editor

A Norfolk man whose family was rejected by TV programme Family Fortunes for being too “closely knit”, has made a song to cheer himself up.

Bubba Spuckler, of Downham Market, had hoped to appear on the show with close relatives to win a dream trip to an exotic location like Suffolk – or some money to invest in their turnip smallholding.

But television producers were confused when it emerged Bubba was, in fact, his own grandfather, and opted to put a family from Surrey on the show instead.

Bubba was so upset at missing out, he chose to write the song explaining his strange Norfolk family, which you can see in all its glory below.

Bubba, 24, now hopes the song will become an international best seller so that he might, after all, be able to afford a long-haul holiday to the Suffolk sunshine coast.

Norfolk brothers Billy Bob and Bubba SpucklerBubba Spuckler, left, with his great-grandson Cletus

An ITV insider said: “We regret the Spucklers were turned away because our presenter Vernon Kay would never have got his head around who was who in the family. They had to be seen to be believed, to be honest.”

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