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I mean, listen, they love me as I love them.

“At the same time, all the while you’re thinking: there’s no money coming in,” he continues. There is the early work – the first two videos, spontaneous, energetic, accidental masterpieces; the mid-career work – solid sequels, crowd pleasers; then the later work – increasingly experimental, less appreciated by wider audiences.

“Mabel is slightly more juvenile, slightly more scatty – she is younger,” Cotter says. “The speed it was getting viewed and shared… within a few minutes you realise something really strange was happening. He says: 'Mabel you are connected but you need to start your video. But until now, Cotter, who turns 47 next week, has not spoken about the story behind Olive and Mabel’s overnight fame and the unexpected burden that came with it. He has also worked for Sky, BT Sport, ITV, Channel 4, ESPN and Eurosport. Every Wednesday, until September, one runner, drawn at random, who improves their handicap since last week and clicks their clock will win a prize. A BBC Sport commentator and his two labradors have entertained fans on Twitter with a hilarious video of a team meeting on Zoom. It was on March 14, when Cotter was driving from his home in Cheshire to Cardiff for the Wales-Scotland Six Nations match, that he received the message that it had been called off. He now lives in Cheshire. “That took far more work than a simple commentary on them fighting over a bone, but that gets 20 million views and the documentary – it still gets one and a half million and that’s really satisfying – but the amount of work that goes into it…, “You realise what it must be like for people who put their heart and soul into a beloved music project or film or whatever. Olive is allowed to sign off from the meeting after being told she is a 'good dog' but Mabel (pictured) is told to start addressing some of her shortcomings, Replying to the video on Twitter, one person said: 'Andrew, you're brightening up my life and it was already pretty good anyway! Olive receives a message from head office telling her ‘you’re a good dog, yes you are. Never miss a trick from The Big Issue with our weekly newsletter. Keep em coming! Andrew, who is originally from Troon, Ayrshire, and now lives in Cheshire, was made aware of the charity Dogs for Good by his friend and professional golfer, Eddie Pepperall, and Sky Sports presenter, Sarah Stirk, already an ambassador to the charity.
Everyone’s gathering around the outside broadcast trucks talking about it, because we knew this was coming. Andrew tells his dogs that they won’t be furloughed and that the dogs are expected to show the same loyalty to him. The workforce has been utterly devastated. Gender: Male. Originally from Troon in Ayrshire, Andrew has a degree in French and Philosophy from The University of Glasgow. Revealed: Plans for mega-basement extension being built beneath £8.5million Chelsea mansion before it... Covid cover-up: HMRC refuses to reveal names of companies who benefited from £41billion furlough cash during... UK terrorism threat level is being raised to SEVERE - meaning an attack is highly likely. ', Another, Eloise Baily said: 'Andrew, Olive and Mabel...and you a bit...have easily been the best thing to come out of lockdown. “It just spread so quickly,” he says. If you’re having a bad day, you sit with your dog or your cat or whatever it might be, and things seem a little better.”. Jobs were at risk, economies had stalled, a global recession had begun. “I would certainly never say, ‘Oh, I’m healing the world through laughter’.

Olive more steady, wasting little energy, very much of the old Labrador school of serious business. You can see how excited they are.”. Andrew is a freelance broadcaster but is regarded as one of the leading commentators on the BBC’s golf, rugby, tennis and athletics coverage. Now the trio have returned in another video where they are holding a company meeting. The report seems to bore Mabel though who turns away and begins scratching herself. I’m a freelance sports broadcaster. Although his entire canon of eight videos (so far) only lasts a total of 14 minutes, 20 seconds, speaking with Cotter about his output is like talking through a retrospective with a veteran auteur. The video and subsequent follow-ups were watched by tens of millions, bringing rare respite to viewers during the dark days of lockdown. The comments below have not been moderated. ', Andrew Cotter, 46, and his labradors Olive and Mabel have returned in anther hilarious video. 'Olive, focused, relentless, tasting absolutely nothing… Nothing left but the bowl to lick now. Is the NHS actually QUIETER than usual? We are no longer accepting comments on this article.
Olive and Mabel brightened the days of countless viewers too who immediately fell for the pair and their individual, but universal, personalities. Who’s a good dog? “And with every one that comes in you take in a little bit of their problems, a little bit of their sadness at the situation they’re in. Part of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday & Metro Media Group. Andrew Cotter releases brand new video to support Dogs for Good. Andrew Cotter, 46, who lives in Cheshire, posted a video last month of his dogs Olive and Mabel competing in an eating race and a tug-of-war over a toy. © 2020 Andrew Cotter | Website designed by The Smarter Web Company. Then it snowballs and exponentially grows and grows and grows. You try to develop and show those characters in the videos you make.

'Great rivals but great friends. When posting the video Andrew commented: 'Still having the company meetings online. So what’s next? It is in the true sense of the word overwhelming.”. Will commentating on sport be different without a crowd? It doesn’t take long for Mabel to start staring into the distance prompting Andrew to pick her up on her lack of focus. They haven’t even developed any more respect for their owner. “Wimbledon, the Open, the Olympics… big events you love to do.”. ', While Graham Love commented: 'You just raised the game .'.

In April, Mabel and Olive shot to internet fame after Andrew Cotter posted a video of him commentating as the dogs competed in an eating race and a play fight over a toy. He started his career in local radio in Scotland before moving to the BBC in London in 2000. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. “They just carry on being normal. He chose Nala’s video … Andrew Cotter. This time the trio are holding a business meeting. It was on March 14, when Cotter was driving from his home in Cheshire to Cardiff for the Wales-Scotland Six Nations match, that he received the message that it had been called off. My job has gone. Whereas if you’re on your own, it’s like a solo. You rely on those events to pay your mortgage, your rent and suddenly when they don’t happen, there are a lot of people in a lot of trouble. “You’re always riding along on the back of the crowd and the atmosphere as a commentator. 6.4 23118 What do these mean? Events don’t happen, you don’t get paid. And occasionally being told to sit still or do something stupid while I film them.”. Andrew has also worked for Sky, BT Sport, ITV, Channel 4, ESPN and Eurosport. Andrew Cotter is one of the most recognisable voices in sports broadcasting. Gang of street cats see off curious... 'You can feel the tension! The Queen was 'worried' when her two direct heirs contracted COVID-19 but Prince William 'coped pretty well... RICHARD LITTLEJOHN: If this was 1940, Boris Johnson would stand down The Few to 'protect the RAF', North Korean Covid patients 'are being left to starve to death in quarantine camps'. Reward Running #clickyourclock . The ultimate pre-lockdown to-do list! No, that’s a bit of a stretch. They carry on being that anchor for you. Rewards Running 2020 competition runs until September 2020. While Cotter was helping others cope with their problems, he was struggling to deal with his own life. Cotter lists the jobs that one after another were scratched from his diary: “The Masters, the London Marathon, the Boat Race as well,” he laments. He now lives in Cheshire and as you can see from some of his pictures and videos on Twitter, Youtube and Instagram, when not covering some of the world’s great sporting events, he’s usually up a mountain with his dogs. People were worried about friends, family and whether the healthcare system could cope. His own modest sporting success extends to representing Scottish Schools at golf and helped them to lose comfortably to England. The world is watching: How newspaper front pages from around the globe are reacting to US election day. ©2020 The Big Issue Company Ltd, 113-115 Fonthill Road, Finsbury Park, London, N4 3HH. “The world floods in.

You see the swapping of bowls there at the end.'. “So that was my initial thought. The sporting calendar is filling up fast with rescheduled events – the London Marathon and completion of the Six Nations in October, the Masters in November. ‘This is one of the things that we have to address,’ he says, ‘the lack of focus at times because well there’s the inappropriate stuff with Kevin the Doberman from accounts as well but one thing at a time.’, Part way through the performance reviews Mabel is is told to turn her camera off if she needs to scratch so the rest of them don't have to see it, She reappears after scratching with a green squeaky toy in her mouth, much to the annoyance of Andrew who says he has to mute her to continue talking with Olive, He then delivers the annual report: 'You've pretty much ruined the sofas. “If you add up everything it’s 50,000 or 60,000 messages on Twitter, emails a hundred a day. A master of the art, Cotter commentates to complement, that Ayrshire enunciation, authoritative, concise and clear, enthusiastic without being overblown, breathlessly building up tension or retreating into a reverential hush as the momentum of the moment requires. “Without the crowd sounds. Olive in her familiar black, five times the champion; Mabel the rising star, winner last year. Mabel doesn’t like her own company, Mabel likes everybody else’s. “To be honest, you look at it from a selfish point of view. Then it comes out. “I have savings, I’ve been lucky to do the job I’ve done for the last few years,” Cotter adds.

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