TV's Flockstars was a 'disappointment', admits its presenter Gabby Logan


Gabby Logan has branded her celebrity sheep-herding show a disappointment.

The sports presenter, 43, hosted Flockstars on ITV last year.

The show, which saw celebrities compete to round up sheep by barking commands at a sheepdog, was panned by critics.

Gabby Logan (Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/PA Images)
Gabby Logan (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Strictly Come Dancing professional Brendan Cole, DJ Tony Blackburn and actress Lesley Joseph were among those who took part.

Gabby replied Flockstars when she was asked to identify the biggest disappointment she had ever been involved in.

Gabby Logan
Gabby Logan (Mike Egerton/PA)

And she admitted to Radio Times magazine: "In the edit, it just didn't feel like the show we'd made.

"It was only half an hour long, and we didn't really get the rich content that we felt we had filmed."

She added: "In hindsight, I also wonder if we should have not gone down the celebrity route, and done real people, like in Bake Off."

She dismissed the idea that sexism is still a problem for female sports presenters, despite so much attention being paid to fellow presenter Helen Skelton's outfits during the Olympics.

"We are just getting on with our jobs and most people I meet don't have a problem with female sports presenters.

Clare Balding
Clare Balding (Niall Carson/PA)

"I look around the BBC and I see Clare Balding and Sue Barker and Hazel Irvine, so I think it's going well."

She added: "Look, I've been trolled, and there are people out there who feel they can say anything on social media.

"But those opinions are not the opinions that most people hold. It's just some idiot in a room somewhere and I really don't think we should give it any more oxygen than that."

Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins
Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins (Ian West/PA)

Gabby, who fronts The Premier League Show, said that Bake Off judge Mary Berry and presenters Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins had done the right thing not moving to Channel 4.

"I think Mel, Sue and Mary have done the right thing. I spoke to Sue about it the other day and she's feeling quite sanguine about it.

"To leave a show at that level of success is very rare in our business.

"So, more power to their elbow, and I hope the BBC utilises their incredible talent in other ways."