Newry legend Tony Smith is to give up shouting his catchphrase ‘RIIISSEERRR’ for lent he has said.
The face of ‘The Banter Show’ who is often heard before he is seen said he was determined to refrain from his catchphrase instead of giving up pints or sweets.
We spoke with Tony from his studio and he told us:
“I have decided that the best thing I could give up is the ‘Riiiseerr’ chant, it’s something that will almost kill me to stop saying but if Jesus could go 40 days and nights without food or water for my salvation then I will give it a go.”
Meanwhile Newry Spud can confirm that Tony shouted ‘Riisseerr’ at us while leaving the studio.