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Michael Sheen on his rousing rallying cry for Wales that went viral

Michael Sheen appeared on the Sky Max sports and comedy panel show A League of Their Own, alongside Romesh Ranganathan, Aaron Ramsdale, Alex Brooker, Emily Atack, Micah Richards and Jamie Redknapp.

The news service Nation.Cymru published a short interview with Michael about the speech and how it went viral.

“I was given a heads up beforehand that I’d be asked to do something but they were expecting a little jokey one liner or something like that. I knew I wanted to go for something more than that though knowing it would be filmed properly and get a big push through the programme. I had a couple of ideas for lines but then as we started filming it felt like totally the wrong vibe in a studio full of English people and everyone really excited about (England goalkeeper) Aaron Ramsdale being there. I just thought I have to forget about the people here and just think about the people back home who will see it eventually – hopefully. But I knew I’d have to give it extra welly to try and make it work in the studio so I just went for it. When it got the reaction from that English audience and panel that it did – knowing they wouldn’t even have got a lot of the references – I figured it might go down well with people at home who were into their football so I was excited for it to come out.”

Nation.Cymru – Michael Sheen on his rousing rallying cry for Wales that went viral (15-09-2022)