Vanity and Ego

Interesting little article in the news today about one of our TV presenters.
He has decided to ‘stand down’ after just one series of a once popular show as he doesn’t feel he fits the mould, even though he gave it ‘all he had’.

The original programme was presented by three guys, and featured a variety of motor vehicles and a mysterious professional driver.
There were some ‘staged’ challenges, a lot of banter and fun, and a mass of celebrities driving economy priced cars on a race circuit against the clock.
Due to an ill-advised punch thrown at a producer, the Head Presenter was fired, and his co-stars decided to ‘pursue other interests’ rather than continue without him.
Now, the Chap who took over has a little radio show.
It’s not everyone’s cup of tea, and he can be a bit of a loud chattering pain, BUT he usually plays some pretty decent music, does a lot for charity singles and new artists, has some entertaining guests and interviews, and had proven to be the most popular DJ in this time slot ever.

Perhaps this is the key to his lack of success with the TV show, where his wacky style of presentation has driven the viewers away in droves, and maybe he only has the ‘perfect face’ for radio.

The new line up of presenters for the revamped show is indeed a mixed bag of personalities, and the producers have said that Our Chap will not be replaced.
I am watching the entertainment news with interest, as I have a sneaky suspicion that one co-presenter in particular will be wanting the Top Job, having said before all this was announced that he was not prepared to do another series with Our Chap at the wheel.

square pegSquare peg and round hole be damned. ‘Either Egos or I go’ more like.

I enjoyed the original programmes, and confess I have seen none of this new batch, so can only comment on what I have read or heard in the media.

Post script 5th July:
Yep. Second paragraph on the front page news story, my sneaky suspicion bears fruit.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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