Constable is publishing a spoof memoir from radio and television presenter Pat Sharp, best known for hosting ITV children’s game show "Fun House".
Publisher Andreas Campomar struck a world rights deal for Re-Run the Fun: My Life as Pat Sharp from Ed Wilson at The Johnson & Alcock Literary Agency. The hardback will publish in October 2020.
"Re-Run the Fun is Pat Sharp’s long-waited memoir: a definitive work, which blends fact and fiction, that not only anatomises the cultural trends of the 1980s and 1990s, but also harks back to a time when life was purer and simpler. The book will guide the reader from a dingy Radio 1 studio to David Hasselhoff atop the Berlin Wall; from "Fun House" and the Twins to breaking up a fight between Damon and Liam at a (fun) house party; from presenting "Top of the Pops" to the time he suggested Geri Halliwell’s dress be a Union Jack; to masterminding (and acting as support) at the now-legendary Bros revival gigs," according to the synopsis.
Sharp said: "Although I’ve never heard of me, this book certainly sounds like a whole lotta fun—but it clearly lacks prizes!"
Campomar said: "Who doesn’t love Pat Sharp? The man deserves entry into the pantheon of great Englishmen for that hairstyle alone. Nevertheless, it’s time that the discerning public should understand what life as Pat Sharp has been really like: the euphoric highs, the despondent lows, the hair tips and, of course, the endless, self-congratulatory selfies."
Sharp has appeared on "I’m a Celebrity", "Never Mind the Buzzcocks", "Celebrity Coach Trip", "Pointless Celebrities", "Through the Keyhole", and "Celebrity Come Dine with Me". "Fun House", a programme that saw contestants race through obstacle courses, aired from 1989 to 2000.