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by Roy Brindley |  Published: Oct 01, 2010

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Invite Only on the Box About two years ago a number of poker players, myself included, were summoned to a television production company to audition for a part in a primetime game-show called Vault. It was presented by Chris Tarrant. Bizarrely a pretty young woman with flowing locks and sizeable mammary glands was given the role as the mathematical expert ahead of us poker players who, for the most part, have a face like a squeezed tea-bag, and are as sombre as a pallbearer yet possess an ego you can see on Google Earth. I really could not understand it. But, sincerely, I was shocked and horrified to discover that contestants for this and all such game shows are auditioned. To me TV game shows are competitions open to the general public, all and sundry in essence. Wrong. You have got to have a nice smile, affable nature, funny mannerisms ...


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