Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Sky News at 11.30pm
I only alert you to my appearance tonight on Sky News at 11.30pm to do their paper review, because last time I was on with my co-guest Stephen Day, I was told by Sky that it was one of their best and funniest paper reviews ever. Indeed, I got loads of emails and texts afterwards. Personally, I thought the whole half hour was car crash TV, but everyone else, it seemed, loved it. Why?
Well, Stephen Day is a comedian and somewhat outrageous. He is also 70% deaf, and unless he is looking at you, doesn't know what you are saying. So when he is sat between the presenter and me, he's oblivious to one of us. And he plays it up for all it's worth. His deafness is part of his act, and while I was somewhat uncomfortable about the whole experience at the time, it seemingly made for great TV. I am sure lightning won't strike twice and tonight it won't be as funny, but just in case, you might like to tune in at 11.30pm to hear our thoughts on Lloyds/HBOS, Nick Clegg and whatever else is in tomorrow's papers.