Angelos Epithemiou

Skinner appeared as Angelos Epithemiou on series 6 of Shooting Stars[2] as a permanent member of Team B, replacing Johnny Vegas. In series 7 and 8, he replaced George Dawes as the score keeper. The character’s signature tune is “Drop the Pressure (Jack Beats ‘Rinsed Out Rave’ Remix)” by Project Bassline. He is (apparently) of Greek origin and resides in Neasden.

Epithemiou is on the dole. He was originally introduced by Bob Mortimer as a competition winner, as well as a burger van owner from ‘somewhere in the North East’, although this aspect of his character was gradually sidelined. As the character developed, Epithemiou showed an ongoing obsession with Ulrika Jonsson, and revealed that his burger van had been destroyed by his brother Agathius. He also appeared in a series of YouTube clips alongside David Earl whose character Brian Gittins employed him at his cafe, and who was increasingly envious of the fame Epithemiou was gaining on Shooting Stars.