Roy Keane UK’s Most Painful Football Pundit

Roy Keane is football’s most painful pundit according to analysis by B-Cure Laser UK.


The former Manchester United and Republic of Ireland midfielder is one of seven celebrities across the UK rated for the inaugural B-Cure Laser UK Pain in the Neck Awards.


Who Wants to be a Millionaire host Jeremy Clarkson has been revealed as the UK’s Most Painful TV Celebrity. The 61-year-old former Top Gear presenter topped the charts in his category as the B-Cure Laser by Good Energies team delved into the most irritating TV personalities and shows in the UK.


Using sentiment analysis, the team listened to the public’s Twitter conversations and ran that sentiment against any mentions of individual celebrities and shows, alongside words including ‘pain’, ‘painful’, ‘irritating’, ‘annoying’, ‘cringe’, ‘embarrassing’ and ‘embarrassment’.


Clarkson, who is famed for his contentious on-screen nature, returned a 90.7% negative sentiment with This Morning’s Holly Willoughby highly commended on 82.7%.


B-Cure Laser UK manager Itay Avni said: “As producers of a laser therapy device, we know that more than 28 million people in the UK suffer with pain. Our awards are aimed at providing some light relief for the British public.


“It has been interesting to see some of the personalities that have come to the fore as the most painful or irritating. We’ve featured some of the key TV moments from 2021 and taken a dive into the people and shows which have left the public most aggrieved with some downright cringeworthy television.”


The Most Painful Politician award was presented to the illustrious Nigel Farage, who secured an 84.4% negativity rating, a rare victory of sorts for the former MEP. Bumbling Prime Minister Boris Johnson was only fourth in the category on 66%, with Kier Starmer (75.6%) and Jeremy Corbyn (68.3%) featuring as highly commended.


TOWIE’s most famous resident, Gemma Collins has another crown to add to her collection after she was awarded the title of the UK’S Most Painful Reality TV Star. A 70.1% rating saw her edge out fellow Essex inhabitant Mark Wright for glory after he secured a 69.3% negative sentiment.


B-Cure Laser UK Pain in the Neck Award winners:


Most Painful TV Celebrity – Jeremy Clarkson (90.7%)

Most Painful Politician – Nigel Farage (84.4%)

Most Painful Reality TV Star – Gemma Collins (70.1%)

Most Painful Comic – Miranda Hart (78.6%)

Most Painful Reality TV Show – Married At First Sight (76.6%)

Most Painful TV Soap – Emmerdale (79.3%)

Most Painful Football Pundits – Roy Keane (81.9%)


For once in a blue moon, there was no drama in soap land, with Emmerdale proving to be a runaway winner. The Yorkshire dales show had a 79.3% negativity rating, with its nearest rival, Hollyoaks, returning just 74.3% in second place.


Broadcasting the wrong episode has paid off for Married At First Sight, which received the Most Painful Reality TV Show award with a sentiment of 76.6%. Roy Keane and Miranda Hart took home the prizes for Most Painful Comic and Most Painful Football Pundit respectively.


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