But Wells admits he’s a ‘massive fan’ of Hosking – citing his home collection of Hosking material – including tapes of Seven Sharp and his Newstalk ZB segment Mike’s Minute – as inspiration.
‘He is our greatest broadcaster – there is no doubt about that’ says Wells.
One thing Wells doesn’t know is exactly what Hosking thinks of his long-running parody.
‘I’m not sure if he’s just being polite to me or actually likes it … he’s a very polite and nice man’.
While rumoured to be a Like Mike fan – Hosking claimed he was seeking legal advice in a statement to the Herald.
‘Like Mike is a flagrant rip off of my incredibly intellectual – intellectual property – constructed by morons whom clearly are not capable of forming even one original idea amongst themselves’ he said.
‘I am seeking legal advice on the matter’.
Until that happens Wells is enjoying getting to know his new puppet – who has become a star attraction on his desk.
(ed:..i have a medical-condition – i am allergic to the simperings/posturings of the hosking – i come out in a rash..so the only bits of hosking i see are the occaisonal promo/’coming-up!’ bits on tvone news he does..
..and what is it with the weird trou/jeans hosking affects..?
..everything from 90’s key-chains to what looks like bondage-gear..and more studs/frippery than you can poke a glow-stick at..
..is it one of his ‘things’?..his ‘intellectual-property’?..)