WREXHAM AFC executive director Humphrey Ker was among the guests on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch TV show today (May 5).

Ker appeared on the programme to promote the third season of the Welcome to Wrexham documentary, the first two episodes of which aired on Disney+ on May 2.

It documents the 2023-24 campaign, which saw Wrexham finish as runners-up in League Two to seal consecutive promotions.

Interviewed by hosts Simon Rimmer and Tim Lovejoy, Ker told of how he came to be involved with the club, having previously worked with co-owner Rob McElhenney as a writer on Mythic Quest.


“I got Rob into football during lockdown, and encouraged him to watch (documentary) ‘Sunderland Til I Die’,” Ker said.

“He then texted me: ‘We should buy a football team!’

“In 2019-20, when the season was cut short by COVID, they were averaging (attendances of) about 4,500 a week in National League.

“That’s a huge number, bigger than a lot of teams in League Two are getting, so we knew there was a massive fan base there.

“The fans saved the club, and kept it alive through a very difficult patch.

“Ryan (Reynolds) then got involved because Rob asked him if he wanted to sponsor Wrexham. He said: ‘I don’t want to be a sponsor - I want to be a co-owner with you’.

“The documentary is huge in America – I was in Chicago airport a few weeks ago, and two or three people came up to me, and someone tagged me in the world’s most unflattering photograph!”


Earlier in the show, Lovejoy apologised after Ker swore during his introduction, having been asked about the team travelling to Las Vegas for a celebratory party after promotion to League One.

Lovejoy asked Ker whether they had paid for the trip themselves, to which he replied that they had, joking that they would struggle to claim it through expenses as a "giant p**s-up".

“I apologise if anyone is offended by Humphrey's potty mouth,” Lovejoy added.