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Ian “Shoey” Shoesmith


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“Back in the days when the BBC had some money, we were lucky enough to get some fantastic trips.  A fortnight’s epic with Rhod to the Super Bowl in Houston (Rhod stole the show with “Oooops, i think Janet Jackson boobed there” in response to the infamous wardrobe malfunction) and South Carolina for the Democratic primaries was a wonderful trip.  Rhod’s zest for life, knowledge of US politics, and lovely personality made it a wonderful few weeks.

Congratulations on the quarter century, Rhod – and here’s to many more years.

All over Britain, it’s five past two….”

Ian “Shoey” Shoesmith, Digital Editor, BBC Northwest