David Haye is a Great British Legend

Great British Legends is a series that profiles Britain’s best-loved figures from the worlds of comedy, sport and entertainment. This time, boxing legend David Haye shows GQ Editor Dylan Jones around his hometown from behind the wheel of the Vauxhall Astra.

 

The series takes celebrities back to their roots, looking at their early influences and exploring what makes a Great British legend. The videos also celebrate the ‘European Car of the Year 2016’ – the Vauxhall Astra. The icon has been a fixture on our roads for over 35 years, making it a British legend in its own right.

 

The films and podcasts include David Haye on fame, David Haye’s early years, David Haye on the summer of boxing and David Haye on his career.

David Haye on fame

David talks all things fame, from being stopped in the street to having famous friends on speed dial and interviewing Justin Bieber in the ring. He also reveals what he’d be doing if it weren’t for boxing.

 

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David Haye driving the Vauxhall Astra

David Haye’s early years

In this episode, David revisits his childhood home in South London and reminisces about his role models, his first step into the boxing world and his mum’s old Astra.

 

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David Haye in the boxing ring

David Haye on the summer of boxing

David shares his thoughts on recent changes to Olympic rules, allowing the pros to compete against amateur boxers. He also talks through team GB’s line-up for Rio, including Nicola Adams and Joe Joyce.

 

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David Haye relaxed and laughing in the boxing ring

David Haye on his career

The former heavyweight champ recalls breaking his hand against the beast from the east. He also talks about his comeback, the UK heavyweight-boxing scene and being crowned the sexiest vegan of 2014.

 

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Harry Enfield launches Great British Legends

In the first installment of Great British Legends, comedian Harry Enfield showed GQ Editor Dylan Jones around the city of York from behind the wheel of the Vauxhall Astra.

Harry shares a joke with Dylan amid York’s grand architecture

Harry Enfield and Dylan Jones on comedy

Harry singles out Paul Whitehouse as the funniest man he knows and admits to using his early material. He also discusses whether comedy is an art, a craft or innate, and reminisces about Spitting Image and fame after his first two characters, Stavros and Loadsamoney.

 

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Harry Enfield talks to Dylan Jones with his Astra in the background

Harry Enfield and Dylan Jones on university life in York

In this episode, Harry leaves Sussex for York to study politics in 1979, where he discovers Marxism, finds out he is funny, and meets the man who gives him his first comedy break at the Edinburgh Fringe.

 

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Harry Enfield takes Dylan Jones for a spin in his Vauxhall Astra

Harry Enfield and Dylan Jones on cars

Harry debates the pros and cons of heated seats, appears on Top Gear with his black convertible Vauxhall Cavalier, mimics Jeremy Clarkson’s presenting style and recounts stories about star-studded comedians such as Rowan Atkinson, Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie and their cars.

 

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