I understand Dermot O’Leary is some kind of TV personality, but I wouldn’t know, since I don’t watch television. But he does some DJ-ing on Radio 2, Saturday PM, and boy does he irritate. On the face of it, he ought to be better than the others because he obviously likes and cares about decent music. BUT, how do I put it..?
He has this overbearing and tooth-curling presence. Like someone you think will be good to go to the pub with, but insists on sitting next to you and grinning whilst leaning over and talking intimately right into your ear, gushing and effusive… As if Bob Harris weren’t bad enough.
By all ye Gods, I miss Peelie.