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In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jul 2010 10:09:48 BDT
J Hawke says:
Chris Packham gets these jobs cos his grandfather was a well known naturalist. It happens a lot on the BBC. No talent? Never mind so long as you're related to the right people.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jul 2010 12:07:04 BDT
Molly Brown says:
I agree in many cases, get bored listening to Packham's voice. However, do you remember Peter Scott and Keith Shackleton on TV. I think they deserved their place really?

Posted on 21 Jul 2010 23:13:07 BDT
scouza says:
ian wright-no contest-the guy's a prik

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jul 2010 08:03:51 BDT
Last edited by the author on 22 Jul 2010 08:04:56 BDT
Sou'Wester says:
Peter Scott? Oh dear, NJ you are showing your age now - but then so am I! And would that we could return to those days when Natural History programmes were about just that, and not ego trips for over-excited presenters mugging to the camera. Scott, who spoke with quiet authority would appear for just a few moments at the beginning of each of his programmes (and possibly at the end) but that would be it; for the rest of the time it was all nature itself. I'm sorry to speak ill of the dead, but for me nature programmes went downhill when Steve Irwin appeared on the scene - I just found him totally preposterous and irritating at the same time. Even worse is that character (Austin something or other?) who goes round the world chasing snakes and seems to encounter "the most deadly reptile in the world" every time he appears!

Posted on 22 Jul 2010 12:25:57 BDT
Get rid of Christine Bleakley. Boring and her head is too far up her arse.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jul 2010 12:46:33 BDT
Last edited by the author on 22 Jul 2010 12:47:10 BDT
Molly Brown says:
My family knew Keith Shackleton, he lived on Hayling Island, and a very nice, peaceful man as we knew him. Agree about Irwin, dumbing down again. Sad at his untimely death though, but he was an accident waiting to happen!
I actually, I hate to admit, quite like Austin Stevens, although it is totally prefabricated, bet those poor bloody snakes will get him too pretty soon. They might even create a union together, just to fight for their rights to roam freely without being humiliated on screen. It is good tv though, though, extremely unnatural!

Posted on 22 Jul 2010 14:19:30 BDT
A. Goodwin says:
Peter Andre really was awful as the first host on Channel 4's The Five O'Clock Show. He was hopeless at interviewing and it was obvious that the guests knew this too. Bloody awful show whoever presents it.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jul 2010 19:18:28 BDT
The Five O'Clock Show is total pants - does anyone know anyone else who actually WATCHES it? I'm sure I don't.

Ian Wright strikes me as being the kind of bloke who'd need an autocue just to order a beer properly.

Was it Charlie Brooker who described one of Wright's co-presenters as having a smile like 'a 16-foot wide wall of tooth enamel' or words to that effect?

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Jul 2010 01:11:48 BDT
zargb5 says:
i second and nominate 'Ant and drec' the media have proclaimed them natural successors to Morecombe and Wise' (?????!!!!) i think Brian Sewells description of them is the most accurate 'those 2 northern 5hits' (i am from Yorkshire so i think i'm northern enough for that to be OK)

Posted on 22 Aug 2010 20:34:28 BDT
Cariad says:
John McCririck. I dislike a few other TV presenters too but they pale in comparison to this dreadful man. He is totally detestable.

Posted on 22 Aug 2010 20:41:15 BDT
Sou'Wester says:
Another one who gets on my nerves is Dan Cruickshank, which is shame because (a) he knows his subject, and (b) his programmes usually cover subjects I'm interested in. However, I just cannot abide his breathless presentation style and usually end up turning off the TV in disgust.

Posted on 24 Aug 2010 19:10:18 BDT
DoDo Fan says:
The ghastly new woman on 'The ONE sHOW' . i CAN now not watch it without
retching. Send her back to Wales. Better still cancel the whole damn programme - its
vacuous rubbish.

Posted on 10 Oct 2010 00:20:16 BDT
David Hayden says:
Ian Wright is so bad it's untrue

Posted on 10 Oct 2010 17:15:03 BDT
J. Turner says:
harry hill - not as funny as he thinks he is
jonathan ross - ditto
russell brand - what is he for?
vernon kaye - drip!
ant & dec - oh deary me...

Posted on 12 Oct 2010 15:22:33 BDT
Sou'Wester says:
There's a programme many may not have even heard of on BBC 4 called "Only Connect", an acquired taste perhaps but not a bad little quiz and infinitely preferable to banal rubbish like "Deal Or No Deal" or "Weakest Link". However, the compere - a rather formidable dominatrix - will insist on spoiling things by trying in spectacularly embarrassing fashion to be funny. You may think it impossible for a joke to fall flatter than one of Bruce Forsyth's lame and mistimed efforts on "Strictly, Come Dancing" but this lady presenter manages it!

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Oct 2010 16:33:08 BDT
Last edited by the author on 12 Oct 2010 16:42:58 BDT
Andrew Codd says:
If anyone has that Mick Fleetwood / Sam Fox brit awards on video or dvd i want a copy. broke the old vhs tape from watching it to many times.

For me the absolute worst of the worst presenters has to be Fearne Cotton and her in shallow interviews which seem to consist of the word AMAZING over and over again.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Oct 2010 20:35:20 BDT
P. White says:
George Alagiah.
Never has a newsreader stumbled over more words, mistimed more intros, smiled at more apocalyptic tragedies and used the same tired cliches night after blo*dy night!

Posted on 14 Oct 2010 00:37:29 BDT
Hugh J'Arse says:
Loraine pratt condescending patronising..get back to scotland and stay there

Posted on 14 Oct 2010 10:21:43 BDT
Jo Whiley.... she's a horrible person the one incident that crops into my head..... I can't quite remember exactly but it was when comic relief happened, I think it was that Lenny Henry was there and she asked him when comic relief was going to officially start and he said after the last episode of his show and then she totally blasted him saying something like "This is comic relief a charity event not for you to plug your show" all I can remember thinking was that was overly harsh of her and on live TV as well, poor Lenny Henry just sat there totally shocked but kept his cool and said "ok" from then on I just hated her even more.

Posted on 14 Oct 2010 10:46:03 BDT
Sian rose says:
All of the so called "presenters" on the GADGET SHOW horrible over the top people, especially that .....perry women.

Posted on 14 Oct 2010 13:27:34 BDT
Last edited by the author on 14 Oct 2010 13:45:14 BDT
Glad a few mentioned Ant and Dec, can't stand them either, and they spoil everything that they present, from a recent article, ITV's new show Daybreak is a flop, looks like many feel the same way against Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley, yet ITV paid Adrian Chiles a 6 million 4 year contract and Christine, a 4 million 3 year contract, and the show is viewed as a flop, (can't really stand either one and didn't bother to watch BBC's The one show) personally, no one should be worth that amount, or that much trouble to get hold of them, as for Lorraine Kelly, she may make a bigger role, (but she did have a big role already before this daybreak program) and I not that keen on her or or presenting practices, personally, all three of them should be given the boot, and younger and less expensive presenters should fill the role, if ITV give out huge contracts like that, it should be to presenters who viewers like and respect or ITV and other channels, don't pay such huge contracts to begin with and invest in better programs, enough said really

Posted on 16 Oct 2010 13:57:48 BDT
Jonathan Ross
Kate Humble
Ant and Dec
Richard and Judy
Davina McCall
Andrew Castle
Dermot O'Leary
Bruce Forsyth
Richard Hammond
Anne Robinson
Ian Wright
Ferne Cotton
Cat Deely
Lorraine Kelly
Philip Scofield
Lauren Laverne

There are lots more.

Posted on 16 Oct 2010 14:30:52 BDT
Some presenters are fine but then fall into the 'fingers in too many pies' trap. Richard Hammond is just the latest - I don't really mind him but he crops up too often now. On the other hand, Ant & Dec are just incorrigible media slags.

Posted on 20 Oct 2010 19:21:52 BDT
Tony Heyes says:
Adrian Chiles on his breakfast programme. He and the female presenter are practically on one another's laps. It's creepy!

Posted on 22 Oct 2010 18:42:42 BDT
Embury says:
anne robinson could playleading part in hansel and gretel without makeup
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