Times Online is following the Guardian's lead by launching an exclusive celebrity-led podcast to supplement its football coverage this summer.

Fantasy Football stars David Baddiel and Frank Skinner will be the "unofficial voice" of the 2006 World Cup, producing 10 podcasts from games in Germany during the month-long event. The pair will also contribute to other online coverage during the tournament.

"I see Dave and me as two, on-the-spot comedy-reporters, sending home the whole World Cup experience in regular podcast-sized packages," said Frank Skinner.

"I'm really looking forward to it; especially the 'We-just-won-the-World-Cup Special'."

Guardian Unlimited introduced a series of Ricky Gervais podcasts in December 2005 which proved extremely popular; the first show was downloaded 180,000 times in its first week and went on to enter the Guinness Book of Records as the most downloaded podcast ever.

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