Match of the Day is not on for the foreseeable future, after games were postponed until at least April due to the spread of the coronavirus.
The BBC instead has and will continue to screen repeats of Mrs Brown’s Boys.
The viewing figures have made it abundantly clear that the Saturday night highlights package for the Premier League next season will be much better if it consists of Dan Walker introducing repeats of the popular comedy for 38 weeks from August 2020 through until May 2021.
BBC spokesman, Barabus Valentine, said, “Such was the success of putting Mrs Brown’s Boys on every week whilst the Premier League was on coronavirus hiatus, we’ve decided to just put the episodes on instead of having to fuck about sending cameramen and a production unit to 10 grounds every week, before even having to edit the games into 10-minute highlights.
“It is also a lot cheaper, as we don’t have to pay any inflated prices for pundits nor worry about 250-mile taxi journeys funded by the licence fee payer.
“Obviously, we still have to pay Brendan O’Carroll £1billion pounds a week for the repeats, but it’s still cheaper than Gary Lineker.
“Nor does Brendan threaten to do it in just his pants.”
Once the season is over, the Mrs Brown repeats will obviously continue throughout the summer and, indeed, the rest of time, still playing out long after the eventual heat death of the universe.