He is also a big fan of horse racing and, in 2003, formed the Alan Brazil Racing Club based at Newmarket near to his home in Suffolk. Alan also bears a striking resemblance to former jumps jockey Terry Biddlecombe.
Alan’s local course is the Point-to-Point course at Higham, Suffolk. Alan Commutes from Suffolk to London everyday in his Lexus. Although his programme is a sporting one, his views tend to be to the right of centre when he does express them.
Alan was famously sacked in 2004, after the Breakfast Show was broadcast at the Cheltenham Festival, from Tuesday to Thursday. Alan enjoyed himself too much and missed the Friday show. Alan was reinstated after a huge uproar from talkSPORT listeners. His several week absence was explained as due to him being lost in beer tent. As a caveat to his reinstatement, Brazil must now pay a £5000 fine for every show he misses.
Alan has several catchphrases the most common being "Why" which is often said in quick repetition. On hearing a location Alan will usually say "I've never been" or "beautiful" depending on whether or not he has visited it.
He is remembered for a monumental clanger in 2004. Talking to Gary Bushell, who was at a Bob Monkhouse Tribute Dinner, he asked 'So, er, Gary. How is Bob's health these days?'. Confused with the question Gary Bushell replied 'Well Alan, he died. That's what the tribute dinner is for' and then Brazil, clearly embarrassed replies 'Well, I, er, heard two versions'. This apparently caused hundreds of people to call in with complaints and several hundreds of people calling in to say how funny it was, due to the fact that Brazil didn't actually realise what he had said.
''Brazil replies: "Oh no. Please! Incredible.
"Paedophiles get what? Three months? Then come out and I am going to get banged up for a couple of hours. With the greatest of respect the law's an ass.
"It's all wrong. I have had a bottle of wine. If I am over I am over. I will lose my licence. I have no problem with that. I am an idiot for not staying over.”
“I’ll have to change jobs – it might do me a favour. I’m sick of it."
'I'm double the limit. I can't believe it. Mind you, I was out last night'
“It takes over your life, the media in London. The money’s not worth it.” He told Police that he was fed up of his bosses in London at the Talksport station. ""I might have to change jobs. You might have done me a favour. I'm sick of them."
Although claiming this on the DVD, Brazil has been allowed to keep his job at Talksport. With the Station quoting: "The drink-driving charge is something for the courts. We will be happy to have him on air in the morning as usual."
“I think this case has shown that the law is a grey area,” he added. “It is rather like the offside law. I am disappointed with the verdict.
“I work long hours – I’m entitled to drive at 50mph,” he said. “I’m the first guy to be done for driving too slowly.” Brazil felt disappointed that police had not followed proper procedure and he told reporters "There is no doubt that the way we are living the streets are not safe whether it be Suffolk, whether it be London. I think everyone agrees."
"I just think the police have got better things to do to be honest." He said he had the same views before he had been stopped for drink-driving.
'One moment I'm playing football and the next - whack - I wake up in hospital unconscious.'
'He held his head in his hands as it flashed past the post.'
'The tackles are coming in thick and thin'.
'Roy Keane, his face punches the air...'
Alan Brazil: "I was sad to hear yesterday about the death of Inspector Morse, TV's John Shaw." Mike Parry: "John Thaw, Alan." Alan Brazil: "Do you know, i've been doing that all morning. John, if you're listening, sorry mate."
"The man is United - cut him and he bleeds red". His evaluation on Sir Alex Ferguson.
Discussing Bob Monkhouse Tribute Dinner with Garry Bushell on TalkSport: "So Garry, how is old Bob these days?". Garry Bushell replies: "Alan - he's dead, that's why the Tribute dinner is being held"
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