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Garry Bushell is a British television critic, television presenter, and newspaper columnist. He most famously wrote for The Sun before leaving in 2001 as a result of a dispute whereby Bushell let the rival tabloid newspaper The Daily Star serialize his book.
In the mid-1990s he hosted a programme called Bushell On The Box, the same title as the column he wrote for The Sun, analysing and criticizing that week's television programmes. A regular feature of the column was Garry's Goofs, in which he highlighted an unintended Double entendre within that week's programmes. In 2002 he published King of Telly: The Best of Bushell on the Box containing the highlights of his column.
In terms of opinions he is quite closely compared with Richard Littlejohn, another former columnist for The Sun. Like Littlejohn, Bushell has often been described as being homophobic and a bigot but also like Littlejohn, he proved to be popular with readers.
Bushell regards himself as very patriotic, in particular seeing his identity as English rather than British, and is keen to have St George's Day recognized as a public holiday in England in the same way St Patrick's Day is a holiday in the Republic of Ireland (Saint George is the patron saint of England.) He is also a fan of the Oi! genre of music, which he thoroughly promoted when he wrote for Sounds in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
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