Man Makes Bizarre Wetherspoon Confession On TV Game Show
A contestant on TV show Tenable left host Warwick Davies confused when he revealed his love of Wetherspoon carpets.
A clip of the show has been uploaded to social media that shows game show guest Darryl being questioned about his 'unusual' hobby - Warwick's words, not mine.
In the clip, Warwick asks: "I hear you have an unusual hobby, Darryl."
Darryl responds: "I don't think it's unusual. I like to visit different Wetherspoons and take photographs of the carpets."
Darryl you absolute reprobate..... pic.twitter.com/dF1gl1LX3q
- Jon Wilkie (@jonw84) November 14, 2019
You tell him Daz, mate.
Warwick looks at the camera blankly, saying: "What?"
Cameraman Jon Wilkie then bursts into fits of laughter. He later uploaded the clip to Twitter, captioned: "Darryl you absolute reprobate."
A few people - those clearly unaware of the elite group of 'spoons flooring fans - gave our Darryl a bit of stick.
Little do they know, there's a whole community devoted to the sport - yes, I'm calling it a sport.
The Faceook group 'Wetherspoons carpet appreciation society' has over 2.2k members, and is very active.
The about section of the group reads: "A cathedral of carpets, a teasing of tapestry, a renaissance of rugs......a safe place to share your favorite spoons carpets from across the UK. Please include location and name of spoons. Thanks."
In the group, most likely based on the popular urban myth that every single Wetherspoon has a different design of carpet, people post pictures of the floor in whichever 'spoons they visit - for example:
And a third:
Back in September, JD Wetherspoon made the decision (heartbreaking for some) to close 16 pubs across the UK.
Those on the chopping block are 14 Wetherspoon pubs and two of the company's Lloyd Bars that are dotted around England, Wales and Scotland.
Here's a full list of the ones up for sale.
- Chapel an Gansblydhen, Bodmin, Cornwall (Lloyds)
- Brun Lea, Burnley, Lancashire (Lloyds)
- Vulcan, Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire
- Time Piece, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire
- Bourtree, Hawick, Scottish Borders
- Last Plantagenet, Leicester, East Midlands
- Queens Hotel, Newport, Wales
- Isaac Merritt, Paignton, Devon
- The Cross Keys, Peebles, Scottish Borders
- St George's Hall, Redfield, Bristol
- Pennsylvanian, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
- Rhinoceros, Rotherham, South Yorkshire
- Butler's Bell, Stafford, Staffordshire
- Friar Penketh, Warrington, Cheshire
- Dee Hotel, West Kirkby, Merseyside
- Alexander Bain, Wick, Caithness
Some of you will be saying: "Not the George's Hall," or "But the Vulcan was where I went every week with me ma."
If you've got a couple of quid spare, you could always buy the pub yourself or better yet, pool your money with your mates and then you'd be able to run it together.
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