8 Facts About Des Lynam

1. In 2013, Des Lynam endorsed the United Kingdom Independence Party, revealing that he voted for the party in local elections that year.

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2. In April 2009, Des Lynam spoke emotionally about his recollection of the Hillsborough disaster for a Football Focus special programme marking the 20th anniversary of the disaster.

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3. In 2005, Des Lynam admitted that he regretted his decision to move to ITV from the BBC in 1999.

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4. The title of the book is a reference to when Des Lynam said "Good afternoon.

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5. In May 2005, Des Lynam presented the BBC1 programme 'We'll Meet Again', marking the 60th anniversary of VE Day and which celebrated the end of the second World War.

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6. In 2001, Des Lynam presented The Premiership, which was first aired on ITV at 7pm on 18 August 2001.

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7. Throughout his time on the BBC, Des Lynam was praised for his witty and down-to-earth style.

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8. In April 1989, Des Lynam was present at the Hillsborough disaster whilst covering the FA Cup semi-final match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest for Match of the Day.

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