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Holly Willoughby introduces Frank Lampard as a Manchester City legend

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When daytime television presenter Holly Willoughby was picked to host ITV's new Saturday night quiz show 'Play to the Whistle' you'd have thought the researchers would've at least checked that her sporting knowledge is up to scratch.

But, based on the way she introduced blue team captain Frank Lampard - a Chelsea and England icon - in the most recent episode, it's safe to say her football wisdom leaves a lot to be desired.

After talking up the 36-year-old to the television and studio audience Willoughby embarrassingly labelled Lampard a "Manchester City legend", much to the dismay of the veteran midfielder, who was caught on camera looking like he wanted the ground to swallow him up.

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Lampard has taken a fair bit of stick since returning to the Premier League this season on loan from the Citizens' parent club New York City FC, a Major League Soccer franchise that swooped for the Stamford Bridge favourite following the Blues' decision not to offer him a new contract last summer.

However, he's still revered in west London for everything he achieved during 13 illustrious years with Chelsea, winning three Premier League titles, four FA Cups, two League Cups, the Europa League and the Champions League in 2012.

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In addition, Lampard made 648 senior appearances and established himself as the club's all-time record scorer with 211 goals, which means his brief cameo at the Etihad Stadium pales into insignificance when compared to his contribution in the capital.

Unfortunately nobody explained that to Willoughby, whose flippant remark looked like it proceeded to break Lampard's heart. The look of horror on his face can be seen in the video below, and is absolutely priceless!

So, Sue Barker, she is definitely not. But you can bet that poor Holly won't be making that same mistake again after the cringeworthy clip swept across social media to the delight of most football fans outside of SW6.

Can you think of any better sports-orientated presenters that would be better served hosting this show than Holly Willoughby? Leave a suggestion below…

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Frank Lampard
Manchester City
Football
Premier League
Chelsea

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