Tue. Jan 19th, 2021


Shockwaves have spread through the Newry area as news has emerged that Newry’s answer to Terry Wogan, Tony Smith has finished a sentence without using the word ‘Riser’.

The news has shocked some of his co-workers and two were hospitalised in the nearby Daisy Hill Hospital with acute shock.

Micky Dodds who is Smith’s camera operator broke the news and is himself finding it very hard to come to terms with.  Mickey told Newry Spud:

“To be honest with you, I’m baffled, confused, hurt and disappointed that Tony has decided not to use his ‘Riser’ term while finishing a sentence while I was speaking to him today. I think Tony was a bit annoyed with himself too to be honest.  We are having serious words about the future of the Banter Show, I won’t be associated with him if he carries on in this manner.”

Tony himself spoke with Newry Spud and he was his usual insightful self he told us:

“Check out the bantershow.com and erm…give us a Riser, yeeeoooo”

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