Clare Balding – You have ONE job to do…
Whilst I’m by no means a fan of Balding I guess if she can pull off presenting with a bit of charisma then the Beeb are probably justified in their choice. I know lots can do the job but I’m pretty certain it’s not as easy as we like to think. Just look up the horror that was Otis Deeley or what ever his name is commentating on some athletics championship a few years back….. It was car crash TV. I seem to recall him just dying on his arse in front of millions of viewers and channel 4 had to bin him pretty quick. Compared to that Clair Balding is a pro.Posted 1 year agojohndohMember
Last night on Wiggins when he was sat before his heat with headphones on ‘he’ll be listening to rock music’.
No he bloody won’t! Anyone who knows anything about him would know he is a diehard Mod and loves The Jam. I have absolutely no idea what music other cyclists like but he rattles on about The Jam / Paul Weller incessantly!Posted 1 year agoPaul@RTWMember
She’s bloody useless. I get that she (they) plant leading questions so that supposedly interesting things get explained to “Joe Public” but she goes about it in completely the wrong way and come across like a patronising auntie that is just feigning interest. “Yes, Dear. You ride a push bike. Oh, that’s nice, Dear”.
Last night to Hoy, “The bikes have no brakes!! How do they stop themselves running in to each other?”
The interview with the Athertons a few months ago was on a similar level. No interest in the genuine dedication, skill, commitment to the sport just things like, “ooo, you’re brother’s really fit with his kit off!” or “those rocks look big and you’re going really fast, do you ever get scared?”
Absolute waste of space. Go do one, horse face woman.Posted 1 year agoscotroutesSubscriber
It must be really tough to come up with enough chatter to fill the endless hours of TV coverage. I guess folk interested in other sports will have the same issues about stupid comments too. Mind you, I was speaking to someone last night about cricket coverage and he was telling me that the chat was very much NOT about the actual cricket 🙂Posted 1 year agoPaul@RTWMember
I don’t expect her to have expert knowledge in every obscure sport the Olympics throws up, just some more intelligent questions and sincere delivery. It’s the way she goes about her interviews that rattles me; insincere over reactions to what are pretty basic levels of subject knowledge.
” You’re a civil engineer? So you know how to make bridges? And I bet you’re really clever and do lots of maths. That’s amaaaaazing!!!! What’s the hardest maths sum you’ve ever done?”Posted 1 year ago
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