The 'Ant & Dec' of rugby return for GWR 6 Nations punditry

The 'Ant & Dec' of rugby return for GWR 6 Nations punditry

Mentor is delighted to welcome back the 'Ant & Dec' of rugby punditry - Flats & Shanks talking 6 Nations!

Watch here for the latest episode in the series;

After the huge success of GWR's previous 'Chats With Flats n Shanks' for the 'Six Nations' and Autumn international tournaments in 2016, we were re-commissioned to produce season three of our popular films, this time with David Flatman and former Welsh rugby ace, Tom 'Shanks' Shanklin.

The pair's inimitably dry repartee, offers fans a weekly resume of the key games just played, what to expect from teams for the next clash, as well as helping to remind fans about planning their rail journeys.

Filming has taken place in and around both Cardiff's Principality, (Millenium) Stadium and Twickenham. Other locations have included rugby fans' pubs and cafes and railway stations. 

We'd like to thank all the staff at the stadiums and related locations for their kind cooperation in making these films possible. Oh, and Ant & Dec for the cheeky unauthorised use of their name for a headline!



Article Author: Dave Mason

Dave is Mentor Media Training's Managing Director. He is a CIPR Accredited Practitioner and regularly trains for the PR industry institute. His extensive career in broadcasting spans 30 years across radio and television. He has coached executives from major public and private sector organisations, as well as the UK Armed Forces/NATO, around the world for the past decade. Dave is respected for his inspiring training, which is supportive and concentrates on fast learning development. A founding presenter and shareholder of Somerset’s Orchard FM, he went on to work extensively in commercial radio around the UK, as well as BBC News, where he was a Correspondent at BBC Radio 5 Live and Radio 1 Newsbeat. Dave has been a TV presenter, reporter and producer at ITN, GMTV, (ITV Breakfast), ITV News Westcountry and HTV West. He was one of GMTV’s senior producers for a decade, covering major international, domestic, political and entertainment stories. His roles have included senior news producing and planning, undercover investigations, war reporting and features production. He still broadcasts as a crisis communications pundit on LBC, BBC Radio and is a visiting lecturer at the Universities of Bath Spa, Gloucestershire and the Cardiff School of Journalism. He is the author of 'Handling the Media In Good Times & Bad'.