A quick posting to correct a bit of a wrong. I wrote about TV presenter Jules Hudson way back when he was tyro front man for the lightweight mid-afternoon TV programme Escape to the Country. It’s about couples looking to sell-up and make their ideal move to the hills, dales or seascape. In those early days I talked about his awkward hand-wringing and maniacal laugh and predicted that he’d make a lousy on-screen estate agent. It’s a viewpoint which has always attracted a vociferous defence from his seeming army of female fans. Not that that has bothered me.
But here’s the thing, the programme’s success has seen it expand its coterie of presenters and I have to say that Jules has become, by a country mile, the most compelling property presenter, keenly attuned to the clients’ briefs and a simply brilliant and well-researched ‘agent’ for the showcase potential homes under offer.
Jules may still have a whiff of the public schoolboy about him but he’s earned a higher profile role on TV. And now maybe some of those female fans will give me an easier ride….!