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Is Chris Whitty shrinking? ?

(15 Posts)
phoenix Mon 23-Nov-20 19:44:01

Just watching the broadcast, his suit looks too big for him, and I'm sure if he put his arms down by his sides his sleeves would be halfway over his hands!

biba70 Mon 23-Nov-20 20:17:04

must say I thought the same today.

MayBee70 Mon 23-Nov-20 20:20:22

He always reminds me of the alien in Close Encounters....

phoenix Mon 23-Nov-20 20:24:22

Yes, MayBee70 , poor love, there is something "other wordly" about him!

biba70, glad it's not only me, kept waiting for him to put his arms down to see if my theory was correct.

Hetty58 Mon 23-Nov-20 20:33:54

Let's hope so - he might disappear!

Ellianne Mon 23-Nov-20 20:41:18

He does look weird, but once he speaks I'm hooked. Such an eminent scientist.
Apparently he doesn't have a wife (or partner?), so maybe no one is sorting out his wardrobe for him of feeding him up a bit.

phoenix Mon 23-Nov-20 20:41:44

But who do you suggest takes over his role, Hetty58?

MayBee70 Mon 23-Nov-20 21:06:02

I think he should have spoken up against Cummings, unlike Jonathan van Tam who did. And he knows it. JVT was sidelined for it but, imo they now use him most of the time because people trust him. Well, I do anyway.

Jane10 Mon 23-Nov-20 21:39:27

I agree Maybee79. JVT is great. Chris Whitty is a good man too though. I was speaking to someone who's worked with him and she was full of praise for him. A clever hard working man who's not necessarily glamorous. I hope he's not been ill. Could that be why he's shrunk and disappeared a bit recently?

lemsip Mon 23-Nov-20 21:52:03

Beauty fades BRAINS are forever!! Professor Chris Whitty has plenty of brains!

welbeck Tue 24-Nov-20 01:00:14

he does look like he may have lost weight recently.
i hope he is ok. could be due to stress, working late etc.

mumofmadboys Tue 24-Nov-20 07:32:12

Scientists always come over as so trustworthy compared to politicians.

Hetty58 Tue 24-Nov-20 08:21:02

mumofmadboys, everyone seems trustworthy compared to politicians!

Hetty58 Tue 24-Nov-20 08:24:02

I don't know why - but he seems strangely tortoise-like to me, so not surprised he's single!

SueDonim Tue 24-Nov-20 13:30:35

He looks worn out, poor chap, and in need of a decent meal and a good night’s sleep.