In a move that's sure to spark controversy with football fans and Muppet aficionados alike iconic football pundits, Saint & Greavsie, have been signed by Lord Lloyd Webber to play Statler and Waldorf in an upcoming production of Muppets - The Musical that's due to be staged by his Really Useful Group in next year.
Speaking to the press earlier today Lloyd Webber said, "Saint & Greavsie as Statler and Waldorf, is perfect casting. Even if I could've blagged another series of those free Saturday night prime time advert shows the BBC kept giving me until they sussed out what I was up to, then I truly doubt if we could find a more curmudgeonly couple of old duffers than Ian and Jimmy."
The pair of 60s playing legends, turned 70s pundits, looked chuffed to bits as they appeared alongside the impresario at the press conference in London's Theatreland. St John commented, "Hoots, like see me? I'm made up I am. This is terrific news isn't it Jim?" While Greavsie, still sporting his trademark walrus moustache, although perhaps it's a little greyer nowadays, mused, "It's a funny old game this minor celebrity lark, Saint. Just when I thought we was finished up pops this opportunity and there's our pensions sorted for good. Fantastic!"
Meanwhile in a statement issued on their behalf Statler and Waldorf commented, "Boo! This is terrible news! Who are these guys? Boo! They're awful. Get them off! Boo!"