Boot camp gets Kevin’s adrenaline pumping

People's Pundit finalist Kevin Clarke at Wembley Stadium
People's Pundit finalist Kevin Clarke at Wembley Stadium

A FINALIST of the Carlsberg People’s Pundit competition was put through his paces at the home of English football.

Kevin Clarke, 46, of Church Walk, Worthing, was one of five finalists to attend a boot camp event at Wembley Stadium last Monday.

The finalists are battling it out to be crowned the People’s Pundit and win the chance to commentate on a Premier League game live on talkSPORT on the final day of the season.

During boot camp, the finalists faced a number of tasks including a mock-up press conference with ex-Arsenal footballer Ray Parlour and a pitch side preview of an England game.

Having prepared for the preview, the finalists were then told they had ten minutes to prepare for a breaking news story instead. At pitch side the topic was changed again.

Liverpool and Brighton fan Kevin said: “The big curveball was definitely the pitch side one. Ray Parlour, Jeff Stelling, Mark Saggers and the whole crew – everyone was down there.

It was really adrenaline pumping high pressure.

Kevin Clarke

“It was really adrenaline pumping high pressure. The first time I heard it was on talkSPORT. I was amazed at how calm I sounded because my head was just spinning. I was quite shocked.

“I’m really enjoying the experience. I’m not going to get this opportunity again. I’m trying hard to do as much as I can to win it.”

Kevin will appear on talkSPORT tonight at around 6.30pm for his first on air challenge.

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