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Coffee & Tea – Chinese New Year 2017

28th January 2017
Posted by Tyler


Happy Saturday!

Well what a show it was today… Chinese New Year is probably my favourite show of the year… especially when I get attacked during the lion dance LIVE on air! To be fair – at least I didn’t get hit by the lettuce this year – which has to be a first. I love the tradition of the lion shredding the lettuce we hang from the ceiling in the studio… because I don’t have to clean it up! 🙂

Cue the obligatory lion dance photo below:

Tyler Pittaway being attacked by a lion

Tyler Pittaway being attacked by a lion


I couldn’t help but drop in a cheeky story from the Metro:

This has to be the best thing since sliced bread, right?!

On this day in music:

  • 1965, The Who made their first appearance on UK TV show Ready Steady Go!
  • 1977, Pink Floyd’s tenth studio album Animals entered the UK charts at No.2
  • 1978, The Fleetwood Mac album Rumours went to No.1 on the UK album chart and went on to sell over 45 million copies world-wide, spending over 440 weeks on the UK chart

In your celeb birthdays, we have:

  • Jessica Ennis-Hill, 31
  • Elijah Wood, 36
  • Rick Ross, 41

For your trip back in time:

As Producer Jack couldn’t be here today; he gave me a ring on the studio phone and couldn’t resist dropping in a little sports update. He also requested this week’s back in time – Starship – We Built This City – and you can see the video below:

That’s your lot from me this week. I am back in your ears next Saturday; so until then – have a great week!