In what is undoubtedly one of the most unique job vacancies out there at the moment, Wigan Athletic is on the lookout for someone to take on the role of its iconic pie mascot.
We all know that the Wigan is famous for its pies, so much so that it’s practically synonymous with the filled pastry cuisine at this point, so it makes perfect sense that the Greater Manchester town’s football team, Wigan Athletic, would have a cartoon pie as its mascot.
There’s some pretty well-known sporting mascots across the UK, but Crusty the Pie is arguably one of the most recognisable to football fans.
And now, there’s “an opportunity for you to be Crusty”.
The Championship team took to Twitter yesterday to advertise the coveted job vacancy, and is calling on “bubbly, enthusiastic, and fun individuals” to get in touch and apply for the opportunity like no other.
The job description on the Wigan Athletic website reads: “Do you want to be part of our Wigan Athletic journey? Are you a bubbly, enthusiastic and a fun individual?
“If yes, we have an opportunity for you.
“Crusty the Pie’ is our Club Mascot and the purpose of Crusty is to proactively engage with supporters whilst making people smile with positive energy and passion. Ensuring supporters leave remembering a remarkable day and to help promote the Wigan Athletic Junior supporters club, by engaging with our younger fans at various events located across Wigan and Leigh.”
When it comes to working hours, Wigan Athletic says the role is flexible and will require you to work four-six hours per matchday working home matches – including evening, weekend and bank holidays – as well as some other events that require Crusty’s help.
The role is Fixed Term for the duration of the football season.
Wigan says the ideal candidates for the role will have experience of working with and managing large groups of children, are confident in performing to a public audience, and are good at engaging with supporters of all ages and backgrounds positively and proactively whilst wearing a costume.
They will also be reliable and committed/able to working all home fixtures, and have the ability to work unsupervised using their own initiative.
If the bragging rights of being Crusty itself aren’t enough, then some of the other perks that come with the role inlcude:
A competitive salary
Complimentary tickets to all home league fixtures
Career development opportunities
Free onsite parking
Discounts at the Wigan Athletic club shop
Fancy it then? You can find out more about the vacancy and stick an application in for the role of Crusty the Pie on the Wigan Athletic website here.
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Disney confirms Toy Story 5 and Frozen 3 are ‘in the works’
Disney has confirmed that sequels to Toy Story 5 and Frozen 3 are finally “in the works”, with production set to begin very soon.
They’re two of the entertainment conglomerate’s most successful film franchises of all time, with millions of fans across the globe holding them near and dear to their hearts, and now Disney’s CEO has confirmed that new Toy Story and Frozen sequels are once again “in the works”, as well as a sequel to the 2016 animated smash-hit Zootopia.
CEO Bob Iger informed the company’s investors about his plans over a call yesterday.
“I’m so pleased to announce that we have sequels in the works from our animation studios to some of our most popular franchises,” Iger told investors.
Iger also teased there would be more announcements about the sequels “soon”.
He added: “We’ll have more to share about these productions soon, but this is a great example of how we’re leaning into our unrivalled brands and franchises.”
Toy Story star Tim Allen, who of course voices Buzz Lightyear, confirmed he would be returning to voice the character, and appeared to reveal that Tom Hanks would also be returning to voice Woody in the fifth film.
He took to Twitter to write in reaction to the announcement: “See ya soon Woody, you are a sad strange little man and you have my pity.
“And off we go to a number 5! To infinity and beyond!”
Frozen stars Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell, who voice lead characters Elsa and Anna, have also both previously said in the past that they would be interested in returning for a third film.
It’s not all sunshine and rainbows at Disney HQ this week however, as the company also announced at the same time as revealing the sequels to the three popular film franchises that 7,000 of its employees across the would be made redundant.
The company said the redundancies are due to the fact its Disney+ streaming service experienced a decline in subscribers.
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Fawlty Towers reboot starring John Cleese and his daughter on the way after 40 years
Fawlty Towers is set for a reboot after four decades, and the show’s original lead John Cleese is set to star alongside his daughter.
It’s been a long time coming, but after more than 40 years off air, production company Castle Rock Entertainment has announced this week that it has closed a deal with John Cleese to bring Fawlty Towers back to our screens.
The show originally ran from 1975-1979 on BBC Two, and is widely regard by fans and critics as being one of the greatest sitcoms of all time.
Written by and starring John Cleese and Connie Booth, in case you’re unfamiliar with the show, or haven’t gotten around to giving it a watch, Fawlty Towers is set inside a fictional hotel of the same name in the seaside town of Torquay, and follows the working lives of rude hotel owner Basil Fawlty played by Cleese, his bossy wife Sybil played by Prunella Scales, the sensible chambermaid and peacemaker Polly played by Booth, and the hapless and English-challenged Spanish waiter Manuel played Andrew Sachs.
Storylines usually follow the team’s attempts to run the hotel while a bunch of farcical situations and an ever-changing lineup of demanding guests and tradespeople run a muck.
Cleese told The Independent in 2018 that “there’s not much point” in a Fawlty Towers remake, and had even hinted that reboot probably wouldn’t work nowadays – but it seems he’s now changed his tune on the idea.
The 83-year-old comedian, actor, and screenwriter – who has in recent years been vocal against what he calls “wokeness” and “cancel culture”, and is soon set to present a show on right-wing news channel GB News as he wants to “promote proper argument” – will reprise his role as Basil Fawlty in the reboot.
His real-life daughter, Camilla Cleese, will star alongside him as the hotelier’s long-lost daughter who has recently returned.
According to the show’s directors Matthew George and Derrick Rossi – who are also producing alongside Cleese, and Rob and Michele Reiner – the reboot will explore how the dramatic and cynical Basil navigates the modern world, while running a boutique hotel.
Speaking on the upcoming reboot, Cleese said: “When we first met, he [Matthew George] offered an excellent first idea, and then Matt, my daughter Camilla, and I had one of the best creative sessions I can remember. By dessert, we had an overall concept so good that, a few days later, it won the approval of Rob and Michele Reiner.
“Camilla and I look forward enormously to expanding it into a series.”