Watch: Rob Brydon Reads Tom Jones’ Palm

Tom Jones and Rob Brydon

When your career is as long and chequered as that of Tom Jones, any idea for a promotional push is very welcome, especially one that comes from a comedian enjoying a hot streak.

So well done Gavin & Stacey’s Rob Brydon, for coming up with this promotional push for Tom’s new album, the name of which escapes me. I’m sure one of them will mention it in a minute:

Note: I appreciate that palm-reading is something of a hot potato for both rationalists and fundamentalists of all stripes, so can I just state, for whatever record you may wish to keep of this moment, that Anglophenia remains firmly agnostic on all manner of made-up hooey, even when it’s pretend made-up hooey for comedy purposes. This is part of our cheery live-and-let-live attitude, and non-negotiable.


Fraser McAlpine

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser is a British writer, broadcaster and the the author of the book Stuff Brits Like. He is Anglophenia's resident Brit blogger, having written BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog, the Top of the Pops website, and for NME, the Guardian and elsewhere. Favorite topics include slang, Doctor Who and cramming as much music into Anglophenia as he can manage. He invites you to join him on Twitter: @csi_popmusic
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