We’ve been looking after our youngest grandson today and he’s been an angel. Since being collected by his daddy this evening we’ve been watching three other angels employed by the BBC; Hazel Irvine presenting the last rites of the Open coverage, historian Lucy Worsley fronting a mildly interesting yet odd little programme on the Women’s Institute and Victoria Coren hosting the brilliant Just Connect.
And I got to thinking that, although some former female presenters complain of age bias by the institution, I just thought fair play to the Beeb they do employ some fascinating women presenters. And unlike the tv stations in Italy (mostly owned by sleazebag Silvio Berlusconi) you wouldn’t describe these BBC presenters as ‘veline’ or bits of tissue paper or fluff.
But I am a man, as you may have noticed from the title of my blog, and have had also had a glass or two of something cool and crisp which tends to loosen my ‘right thinking’ brain synapses and neurotransmitters and I got to wondering how I’d rate these women under tv’s Snog, Marry, Avoid preference criteria (I’m sure it was called something earthier in pre-BBC3 days but no matter). I know you’re thinking ‘shallow is thy middle name fat boy’ but I can’t deny my thought processes.
It would be ungallant of me to tell you how I voted but Victoria Coren wasn’t in my avoid box. And she’s 7 months pregnant. And it would be just wrong to put Hazel and snogging in the same sentence, wouldn’t it?