The_Abbott wrote:Ant trashing Dennis? or Virgo? Who'd do we think?
They are BBC commentators, and commentate to the BBC style. (Pandering to the casuals, making jokes and telling stories during matches etc.) I don't see Hamilton as being asked to be on the BBC to commentate, if I'm honest. Also, BBC prefers people who were formerly World Champions because they think it adds gravitas. Virgo gets away with it, because he's well known from being on Big Break. The main exception is Alan McManus, and he's very much a b-commentor for the BBC. He was not used for The Masters this year. More at the Worlds and UK when there's more matches to commentate on.
If they did pick Hamilton, I reckon he's more likely to be used to Eurosport as they aren't as bothered about their commentates having name factors to the viewers at home as they are more of a niche channel in the UK than the BBC. (Bear in mind Ronnie and Jimmy are pundits more than commentators.) Maybe he'd get on ITV 4 during something like The Championship League when they seem to let anybody have a go.