James Brayshaw tells his footy legend mate Billy Brownless he’s not wanted for a very important job at his upcoming wedding
James Brayshaw tells his football legend Billy Brownless he is not wanted for a very important job at his upcoming wedding
- Brayshaw turns down Mate’s offer to MC at the wedding
- Brownless says he would have done it for free
- Brayshaw is getting married to partner Lisa Christie
Footy legend Billy Brownless has revealed he was sensationally knocked back for the role of MC at his close friend James Brayshaw’s upcoming wedding in November.
The popular sports commentator and radio presenter will marry his partner of six years, Lisa Christie, in November in Perth.
Brayshaw popped the question to Lisa while on a romantic vacation in Italy last November.
Not much is known about the details of the wedding, but one thing’s for sure: Brownless won’t be performing MC duties.
“Can you believe it, I said I’d be MC or be at his bridal party and I got knocked back,” Brownless said.
James Brayshaw (L) has refused the MC services of his mate Billy Brownless (R) for his upcoming wedding in Perth
The popular radio and TV presenter will marry his partner Lisa Christie (pictured together) in November.
“For a thousand dollars I would have done it. I’d have done it for free for old Jim.’
Brayshaw was conspicuously absent when some of the Footy Show’s hottest figures gathered for a special reunion show last week.
According to the Herald SunSam Newman, Eddie McGuire, Damian Barrett, Rebecca Maddern and Billy Brownless gathered in Port Melbourne.
Joined by former AFL great Garry Lyon, they recalled some of the show’s great moments in front of the cameras.
The footage is expected to be used for two specials to celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Footy Show Grand Final Spectacular and the Footy Show.
Celebrations for the former are planned for this year, while a special show to mark the latter is reportedly planned for 2024.
But Brayshaw, who hosted the Sunday Footy Show from 2009 to the end of 2011 and co-hosted the prime time Footy Show for a decade until 2016, did not join his former colleagues.
Speaking on Triple M on Saturday, Brayshaw said he had been asked to join the filming but declined, believing the focus was only on the Sunday Footy Show.
Brownless and Brayshaw host Triple M’s drive show Rush Hour
Brayshaw has four sons – Henry, George, Johnathon and Frederick – with ex-wife Sarah. The couple were married for 23 years before separating.
Lisa, an interior decorator, has two children from a previous relationship and was once engaged to gardening TV star Jamie Durie.