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I can't stand Robert Peston

(75 Posts)
jinglbellsfrocks Wed 18-Mar-15 22:13:21

He hams it up too much. So obvious he's just trying to become a personality. He shouts. And he waves his hands about too much.

It doesn't work. hmm

nannieroz111 Wed 18-Mar-15 22:43:07

Know just what you mean. Think he is something of a frustrated actor with all the dramatic pauses and rise and fall projection when he speaks. I usually end up muting the TV as I find him quite irritating.

Anya Wed 18-Mar-15 22:53:41

Surely he's an improvement on the grey suited, boring old gits who normally people the BBC news? And he's never been accused of (allegedy) punching anyone.

He's growing in me smile

Anya Wed 18-Mar-15 22:54:07

On me!

jinglbellsfrocks Wed 18-Mar-15 22:54:27

Pardon?! shock

jinglbellsfrocks Wed 18-Mar-15 22:54:40

he he he

Gracesgran Wed 18-Mar-15 23:11:19

He may not like you either Jinglebellfrocks. We can all only be ourselves whatever the motivation there is to shape that "me". He really might find your quiet reticence really annoying smile.

I always remember he had a tough time when his wife was dying and I also wonder if he had a speech problem when he was young and that is why he lengthens the words.

jinglbellsfrocks Wed 18-Mar-15 23:26:33

No. It's an act. He changed with the hairstyle.

Leave my quiet reticence alone.

annodomini Wed 18-Mar-15 23:29:02

That's right, Gracesgran, he has overcome a severe stammering problem and this explains what some people consider to be irritating mannerisms. He does a good job explaining a complex subject.

thatbags Thu 19-Mar-15 07:09:25

Had to go and look him up. I know the name and I recognised the face just didn't know who or what the hell he was. Ah the joys of no TV.

I shall now chuckle all day when I recall the remarks about jings' "quiet reticence". Thank you for that, gracesgran grin

kittylester Thu 19-Mar-15 07:13:02

I have a bit of a weird crush on Robert Preston. blush

vampirequeen Thu 19-Mar-15 07:16:33

He has a certain charm.

NanKate Thu 19-Mar-15 07:33:51

Kiity shall I send round the men in white coats to check you out over this crush of yours ? wink

Now I like the new kid on the block Chris Mason. He has a good sense of humour and explains complicated matters in a clear way.

Last year the BBC presenters did a spoof rendition of the Pharrell Williams song 'Happy'. Chris Mason is hilarious IMO when he gets stuck upside down on some railings outside the BBC. If you can find it on YouTube it is worth watching as he has rather a nice little bum from the view I saw. grin

Greyduster Thu 19-Mar-15 08:08:10

I think he was having some kind of correctional therapy for this strange speech thing that he has, which irritates a lot of people including me. I find the way he dresses recently quite weird - his clothes don't look as if they fit him and he looks, frankly, shabby. It's not a look I like to see in TV presenters. He could take a leaf up of Kamal Ahmed's book. He knows how to dress. So does Evan Davis. They don't all have to be 'grey suited boring old gits'.

Gracesgran Thu 19-Mar-15 08:10:49

Thanks annodomini, I thought it was something like that. I certainly think I am lucky not to have to cope with that sort of challenge.

As for his hairstyle jinglbellsfrocks, he has remarried I believe and I have found a new person in your life often brings out a different part of your character. I can really imagine the new hairstyle is part of that.

PRINTMISS Thu 19-Mar-15 08:13:24

I also find Robert Preston's voice quite irritating, but I think he is good at his job. He does seem to have lost an awful lot of weight recently, and his hair definitely needs grooming, I just wondered if he is still suffering form the loss of his wife.

kittylester Thu 19-Mar-15 08:21:47

I like Chris Mason too NanKate and I loved the dance routine!

vegasmags Thu 19-Mar-15 08:23:22

I rather like Robert Peston - I value his eccentricity and lack of polish and smoothness. He has won many awards for journalism and does good work in with schools. I know nothing of his personal life except what is in the public domain - his lost his wife after a 5 year battle with cancer and was left looking after a son and a stepson. He was burgled not long after the death of his wife and amongst the things taken were her rings. He made an appeal for the return of these. I hope he has fond happiness again in his personal life.

kittylester Thu 19-Mar-15 08:24:27

Wiki doesn't think he has remarried!

petra Thu 19-Mar-15 08:33:20

Chris mason is very sweet. But I can't take my eyes off his eyebrows. They have a life of their own.

whitewave Thu 19-Mar-15 08:39:26

In the middle of one of his books at the moment they are always very readable.

Thought he looked vunerable when his wife died, and does not really seem to have picked up very well. He always looks as if he needs arms to be wrapped around him!

soontobe Thu 19-Mar-15 08:43:09

He explains things well. It is pretty much all I care about.

soontobe Thu 19-Mar-15 08:44:09

Job wise I mean. I do care if he is finding life difficult.

Juliette Thu 19-Mar-15 08:47:24

While I admire RP in a Gransnetter 'overcoming all adversities' kind of way. I find his presenting style detracts from what he is telling me so not ideal.
He reminds me of Magnus Pyke.

Gracesgran Thu 19-Mar-15 09:20:04

I could easily be wrong kittylester; I don't pay that much attention blush