Fat Isn’t Phat
Barbara Felix // 10 August 2005
Sixties style pop band, The Magic Numbers, reputedly walked out of their debut appearance on ‘Top Of The Pops’ after a presenter referred to them as ‘Fat’
Guest presenter Richard Bacon is reported to have introduced the band by saying “What do you get when you put two brothers and sisters in a band? A big fat melting pot of talent.”
The Magic Numbers were unimpressed by his remarks, and issued the following statement through their website. “Due to derogatory, unfunny remarks made during the guest presenter’s introduction to our performance, we felt we had to make a stand and leave,” they added “It was an important day for us and should have been special. We didn’t take this decision lightly but we stand by it.”
The band were replaced on the show by Goldfrapp.