Joe Tracini is a sports commentator, author and journalist. He will be commentating on the Olympics for Eurosport in the United Kingdom.
Joe Tracini will provide Olympics commentary on Eurosport.
Joe is a natural commentator (WireImage/Mike Marsland)
Joe Tracini’s nonsense Olympics commentary has earned him a job as a real Olympics commentator, in a fantastic twist of destiny.
The world may be a beautiful place at times.
After his alternate commentary for the men’s gymnastics went viral, the comedian and former Hollyoaks actor has been signed by Eurosport UK to “legally speak over the Olympics.”
During the qualifying round, the 33-year-old tweeted his excellent commentary on Max Whitlock’s horizontal bar performance, writing: ‘Long story short, it’s actually against the law for me to do more of them, since @discoveryplusUK hold the UK rights to the Olympics.’
‘So I’m really looking forward to joining the team @Eurosport UK tomorrow to LEGALLY TALK ABOUT THE OLYMPICS.’
‘Just to be clear…’ Joe said. This is a real thing, and I’m collaborating with Eurosport and Discovery+, since they’re both part of the same family, and I’ll be presenting on both channels.
‘Can’t wait to watch your analysis tomorrow, Joe!’ said the Discovery+ Twitter account. It’s a pleasure to collaborate with you! Lots of love, @Eurosport UK (where you can watch… )’
Fans of the actor reacted positively to the announcement, with some stating that they would be watching the Olympics for the first time to hear Joe’s perspective on the events.
It’s unclear which event Joe will be narrating, but the men’s floor and pommel horse, as well as the women’s vault and uneven bars, also take place tomorrow, so we may get more of his amazing gymnastics commentary.
Last week, Joe ridiculed Olympic expert broadcasters’ perplexing language as he offered his own take on Team GB’s Max Whitlock’s horizontal bars performance.
Joe began by stating the gymnast was “on the curtain rail,” and then went on to say stuff like “folds like a crepe, semi-detached bungalow,” “luxury balloon vol-au-vent, custard cream, excellent hor d’oeuvre, let down by the biscuit,” “eskimo in a kayak,” and “16 hamsters, Dave.”
On Twitter, the video has 3.8 million views and a slew of famous admirers, with Thor director Taika Waititi posting the film with the caption “Anus down.”
Lorraine Kelly tweeted: ‘I have watched this so many times – gets funnier and funnier – chortling and laughing – love you @joetracini.’ Dawn French hailed Joe a ‘genius.’
Joe tweeted, “Thank you, real Max Whitlock,” in response to Max Whitlock’s response: “Haha great.” ‘You’re great, buddy; best of luck over there.’
Joe, who has been upfront about his borderline personality disorder diagnosis, thanked everyone for their reactions after the video went viral, saying, “Dear one million people who viewed this in less than 24 hours.”
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‘I have a part of my brain that makes me despise myself, then convinces me that everyone else feels the same way.’ Thanks for reminding me that it’s a dishonest piece of s***e, that bit is broken.’
During lockdown, Joe, the son of comedian Joe Pasquale, became a social media phenomenon with his funny dancing lessons.
On Hollyoaks, he portrayed Dennis Savage, and he’s also featured on C programs like The Dengineers and Saturday Mash-Up!
Eurosport has been approached by Metro.co.uk for comment.
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