To think Jo Whiley should stop repeating her name?

(55 Posts)
vexedfoxy Wed 26-Mar-14 05:54:17

Is it me or does Jo Whiley...that is Jo Whiley tell us who she is every 30 seconds? 'I am Jo Whiley...join me later..cos I a Jo Whiley...............

bionic77 Thu 27-Mar-14 23:39:35

I sat next to her in a cafe not so long ago. She was talking to someone who was either her agent or producer and boy was she whining. She seemed quite needy. I think she was moaning about how much work she wasn't getting or something.

I've never been that keen on her so made a point of not acknowledging I recognised her. Bet that showed her!

flipchart Thu 27-Mar-14 23:34:39

I like most of the DH's on radio 1 and 2 except for Steve Wright.

However I mostly listen to Planet Rock. I love wyatt, Darren Reddick , Paul Anthony etc etc. best radio station EVER!

ZenNudist Thu 27-Mar-14 23:28:49

Loving the JW hatred. I've hated her since c1995 when she did the evening sessions with Steve Lamaque. Loved the show/ the music, hated the presenters (admits to blatant jealousy).

She's always seemed fairly inoffensive since then, sort of bland and unremarkable.

I've realised I don't like many djs anyway. Sara Cox is great, don't mind Fearne cotton wittering on, don't like that newer female R1 DJ. The blokes are awful. Scott mills, Greg whatsisface and morning ponceyboy who loves himself are the best of it. That huw guy and the Matt edmundson require me to turn over ASAP.

I flick between R1 & xfm when I'm not playing my own music.

squoosh Thu 27-Mar-14 23:18:39

That programme is cringetastic although she hasn't changed much has she?

PerpendicularVince Thu 27-Mar-14 23:15:39

DH and I find her immensely irritating. She name drops constantly, stuff like 'last night I was at Mike's house. That's Michael Stipe you know'.

She also has crap phone ins, I've thought she was rubbish ever since she did one about flip flops. Really, who gives a shit what Bob from Manchester wears on his feet?

And <continues rant> when Prison Break was on, someone texted in asking the RL names of the characters in Prison Break. Cue 'The names are X and Y, remember you heard them here first on the JO WHILEY show. Yes, the JO WHILEY show'.

My problems with this are a) Use google, don't encourage her inane ramblings and b) Most people won't have heard this first on the JO WHILEY show.

<breathes>

flipchart Thu 27-Mar-14 23:06:06

OMG.
I had my hair in a bonkers style like that ( and skirts with trainers.... I looked fab honest!)

giveadogabonio Thu 27-Mar-14 18:56:17

Haha, I remember her show. Just googled it

late 1990s-tastic!

The hair! Do you remember that hair style? And trainers with a skirt? It all seemed to make sense back then confused

Mintyy Thu 27-Mar-14 12:07:48

She gets slightly on ma tits but then I always think to myself well it could be worse she could be Janice Long omg!

flipchart Thu 27-Mar-14 12:04:11

I guess i would put the Wiley/Allen down to a clash of personalities. They clearly don't like each other on that clip.

Nobody is ever going to like everyone. Doesn't mean you are a bad person.

Maybe the track suit was a promo gift. Who knows? Easy to make assumptions.

Kudzugirl Thu 27-Mar-14 08:59:26

There was another DJ who wore a tracksuit with their initials on. That didn't end so well.

jonicomelately Thu 27-Mar-14 08:50:19

The velour tracksuit with embroided initials sounds hilarious. Either she has a brilliant sense of humour or she's completely lost in showbiz.

BOFtastic Wed 26-Mar-14 22:57:20

<wheeze>

NomDePrune Wed 26-Mar-14 22:43:00

Once she was interviewing Paolo Nutini before he did a live show and she asked him the meaning of his song 'Pencil Full of Lead". He thought she was having a laugh and just sort of giggled but she genuinely didn't get it and made him explain. God it was cringeworthy.
Also I remember Bill Bailey on Buzzcocks referring to the Jo Whiley High Hat -the sharp intake of breath between the teeth. Obviously grates on him too!

HowLongIsTooLong Wed 26-Mar-14 22:10:15

For those of you who haven't seen it, this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MZzaCobhtE

shows just how obnoxious JW is. Glad Lily Allen stuck up for herself!

Lighthousekeeping Wed 26-Mar-14 21:57:32

I agree she does an awful lot for MENCAP and I know people who have met her in that capacity and say she's brilliant.

ArtexMonkey Wed 26-Mar-14 21:56:17

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ArtexMonkey Wed 26-Mar-14 21:53:29

Oh! When she had that tv show, and she used to sit there cross legged with bare feet. Ffs! And once, she had Jarvis Cocker on, and he was talking about albums he liked, in full flow, and he mentioned Pet Sounds, and she cut across him to go 'yeah, seminal album, yeah' as though it was this truly insightful thing she'd just said, and he gave her this LOOK of total disgust, like she'd just shat in his crimplene jacket, it was beautiful.

i must agree i dont like her commentating on glastonbury, down with the bands. but i do like her evening show

SilverShins Wed 26-Mar-14 21:15:24

Oh I do find her so very annoying. She used to sit next to John Peel on the Glastonbury show basically contributing nothing at all. I find her pretty sycophantic.

WipsGlitter Wed 26-Mar-14 21:05:38

I once saw photos of her at some big fashion event and she was "spontaneously" barefoot when it was so obviously contrived to make her look winsome.

OTOH she does a lot of great stuff for mencap (her sister has learning difficulties)

LaQueenOfTheSpring Wed 26-Mar-14 20:59:42

Yep squoosh that's what I meant...I think it's to make her look coy and kooky...instead it just makes me want to trim her fringe FFS.

Capricorn76 Wed 26-Mar-14 20:59:28

Jo 'I discovered Nirvana' Whiley turned me off Radio 1. I just found her annoying and the bands she interviewed probably laughed about how obviously try hard she was. I hope they never let her near 6 Music. The DJ's there are knowledgeable and clearly love music but aren't so 'I'm with the band, don't you wish you were me' about it.

squoosh Wed 26-Mar-14 20:56:07

She always does that thing of bowing her head a bit and then peeping up in a coy Diana-esque way.

Maybe she does forget her name....she came into the shop I used to work in a few years ago and I kid you not, she had a velour track suit with her initials embroidered on it! hmm

LaQueenOfTheSpring Wed 26-Mar-14 20:44:07

Ah yes, the terribly smug Jo 'Hey, I've had a drink with the band' Wiley...both her, and Fiona Bruce are enormously pleased with themselves and both do that annoying 'slightly shaking their heads, when emphasising a point, whilst at the same time making their fringe fall seductively in their eyes'

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