These opportunities come around every Preston Guild, to use a local expression. That was my chance.
One thought: while they didn't ask my age on the application form, they could work it out from my education dates. Being 50 probably didn't cut it with the Beeb.
I am sorry you didn't get it. Still, you tried, a lot of people wouldn't have done.
No, if you'd been 50 they would have said you belonged on the scrapheap. What you need is to be blonde, wear a skirt that would be better used as a belt, heels you could take eyes out with and a twee girly giggle. Until you can manage all those you're wasting your time on the Beeb.
You were on a loser straight away because you know about the sport as well. Seriously, where do they get some of their sports correspondents from, Mothercare?
You're probably much better off out of it. Their loss, and I do mean that quite seriously.