SEE VIDEO: TV pundit Tommo entertains King’s Lynn punters

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Punters packed into a new Lynn betting shop this week to meet one of horse racing’s best known personalities.

Writer and broadcaster Derek Thompson, pictured above second from right, visited Lynn on Tuesday to promote William Hill’s new branch on Broad Street.

Visitors to the shop were offered free bets and refreshments as Mr Thompson, known as Tommo, entertained the crowd with his stories and thoughts from a career spanning more than 40 years.

Although best known as a presenter of Channel Four Racing for 27 years, Mr Thompson first covered the sport in the early 1970s and continues to work as a presenter and commentator for BBC Radio and the At The Races satellite channel.

He is also a regular visitor to Fakenham racecourse, where he is an on-course commentator.


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