World Champion-BBC TV Presenter-Practical Joker-Prankster-Hooligan- Pain in the Ar**
Steve Parrish NLAMN,Phd
Enjoy the life and times of Steve Parrish (Stavros) which provide a completely different,
colorful, humorous and, at times daring portrayal of this man’s career.
Steve Parrish raced at the highest level of motorcycle racing, with his highest finish coming in
the 1977 500cc Grand Prix season, as team mate to that year’s champion Barry Sheene. Barry
who met Steve in 1975 is quoted as saying “if he was to set up his bike as well as his victims
and had put as much effort into the bike as he did the intricate pranks he pulled on people he
would certainly of been a World Champion.”
Steve then dabbled with sports car racing before moving to truck racing “because it was less
painful than riding bikes” where he won 5 European Truck Racing titles.
Steve was the BBC commentator for Moto GP and is now a pundit for Eurosports World Superbike and British Superbike coverage . Steve also commentates for ITV4 coverage of the Isle of Man TT. He has been commentating since 1988, but he is equally famous in the world of
motorsport for his pranks, and the real reason for this show.
With a life full of scrapes, near misses and funnies, including riding Barry Sheen’s bike to
qualifying for the world champion, filling rooms of sports personalities with live frogs, and
jumping hire cars from second floor car parks in Daytona onto the beach.
The list is endless and all will be revealed in a non-stop show, bringing smiles to audience’s
faces. His antics have led to a visit from “Beadles About” and have also seen him locked up in
a Hong Kong jail for blowing up a brothel.
Steve flies his own 4 seat aircraft, plays golf badly, shoots clays, hosts track days and even
has an entry in the Guinness Book of Records, he attends after dinner events as a guest
speaker, all of which offer more opportunities and more victims.
Joining Steve on stage and leading the proceedings will be Steve’s wife Michelle, who has
lived with her husbands antics and the embarrassment’s that it brings, for example being driven
around in a car which number plate reads “6OCK”