That said, there would be no point in me mentioning her today, if she didn't annoy me in some way. In reality, she annoys me in pretty much every way. The tragedy is that I like some of the shows she presents, but preferred them when their original presenters were in charge.
So what's my beef with Lorne? Well, it has to do, initially, with an out-take of her I saw on Denis Norden's “It'll be alright on the night”. She was working on a programme called “Car Booty” and it was raining. I'll not repeat her words here, except to say that she strongly implied that the people concerned were losers and that she felt she was wasting her time doing what she did, and maybe that people watching did not really care either.
Nothing wrong with that, you might think, but strange that she would allow TV to broadcast what were her real thoughts breaking through - not just an amusing quip or forgotten line.
Even without this, her obvious falseness and plastic smile would not have convinced me. It's clear that she has little interest or respect for what she is doing. She wears loads of make-up, which I also see as another attempt to hide the real her. Come to think of it - she often wears thick woollen coats, which hide almost all of her.
She's currently doing another series of "Car Booty" and "Cash In The Attic" on BBC1 during the day.
Anyway, see what you think - comments please....