Lee Mack Steps in for Bob Mortimer on ‘Gone Fishing,’ Fans React Strongly

Lee Mack Steps in for Bob Mortimer on ‘Gone Fishing,’ Fans React Strongly

Bob Mortimer’s Absence

Gone Fishing fans have gone into meltdown after their beloved host, Bob Mortimer, was replaced by comedian Lee Mack on Sunday’s episode (October 1).

Throughout his time on the show, Mortimer has won the hearts of fishing enthusiasts with his quirky humor.

However, he didn’t appear on the latest episode due to illness, so Lee Mack stepped in to hold the fort.

Fan Discontent on Social Media

However, fans weren’t happy and rushed to complain on X, formerly Twitter, during the episode. One wrote that the change was: “Completely ruining it.”

Another ranted: “Bob Mortimer is always the star turn on Would I Lie to You, but Lee Mack is totally miscast (miscast geddit?!) as the star turn on #Gonefishing – shame it didn’t quite work out, but lovely camera work as always.”

Criticism and Disappointment

A third wrote: “How hard would it have been to get someone that actually likes …errrr……fishing, for viewers that want to watch a program based around…errrr…..fishing? Almost like there was an ulterior motive.”

A fifth added: “Lee Mack appearing on #Gonefishing is right up there with the feeling you get by having a perfectly good goal ruled out by VAR. I do like Lee Mack, but I am kind of hoping Paul pushes him over into the sea.”

Mixed Reactions on Social Media

However, while some weren’t overly keen on Mack’s appearance, some loved having him on board.

Consequently, they took to Twitter in equal measure with the haters, to give their views on the matter. One asserted:

“Some of the most incredible scenery (and weather) ever seen on #GoneFishing tonight. Join Paul, Ted & Lee Mack (yes, Lee Mack) on the spectacular Burgh Island at 9 pm on BBC2.”

Positive Feedback for Lee Mack

While another beamed: “We loved Lee Mack on #gonefishing tonight; very clever to show how to substitute for a vegan, a pastime that is more than fishing, chatting, good humor, peace and quiet, per substitute for Bob tonight.”

Having resonated with the show, a vegan explained: “I’m no fan of his humor, but having Lee Mack on #GoneFishing discussing veganism is a really good move.

That’s my only struggle with the show, so to have someone speak about it from my perspective is excellent.”


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