Veteran motorsport commentator Murray Walker is gearing up for a new career at the age of 87 – as a star on the stage.
The ‘Voice of Formula 1’ will star in a new stage show production of the children’s TV show Roary The Racing Car.
Walker has already starred in several episodes of the hit kids’ show since retiring from full-time commentating duties in 2001.
Walker will reprise his role in an animated section of the live action show Champion of Champions, where the characters compete in a race at the Silver Hatch circuit.
The production will be narrated by Sit Stirling Moss, who continues his role as the TV show’s narrator.
“Walker’s excitable commentary style was deemed perfect for the fast-paced adventures set at Silver Hatch race track,” said the show’s executive producer, Greg Lynn.
“In true Murray format, the stage show is peppered with Murrayisms, and at 87 years, he’s definitely still got it.”
Murray seems chuffed to bits with the new role, and added: “This is the first time that I will appear on stage, albeit in animation form – I now feel that I have achieved fame at last.”
[Original video via ChapmanFifi]