BEING really into sport and having a personality are two quite different things, the BBC has finally realised.
The corporation has been searching unsuccessfully for a corporate-sponsored, obsessively perfectionist streak of sinew who is also tremendous fun.
A BBC spokesman said: “Maybe training 20 hours a day while living on water and protein bars isn’t how witty individualists are made.
“For example, Oscar Wilde was probably pretty shit at triathlon. And I doubt Jeffrey Bernard was a tremendous sprinter.
“I guess we’ll just have to – for the millionth time – give the award to someone whose favourite film of all time is Titanic.
“Dear god, it’s always fucking Titanic.
“I don’t think we’ll be doing this charade again next year.”
Frontrunners for the award include Jessica Ennis, whose hobbies include chilling out, Andy Murray who is Scottish and Bradley Wiggins who has sideburns.
The spokesman said: “Wiggins is leading the pack right now because he said ‘wankers’ twice. Once in April, then again in August.”