To dislike the presenter on CBeebies Iconicles

(68 Posts)
BootyMum Mon 22-Aug-11 16:16:15

According to the Cbeebies website he is meant to be hot totty to entice the Mummys and presumably then they ensure Iconicles is watched by their children....

Don't mind the show so much but the presenter [Nat?] is irritating. He is so stage school and you can just tell that he thinks a little too highly of himself. Not at all endearing or natural like the beloved Sid and Andy.

He is, imo, the male Katie of Cbeebies.

AIBU in my possibly irrational dislike of a children's tv presenter?

Red2011 Mon 22-Aug-11 16:21:16

Why does he wear those bloody stupid sunglasses to get the screen up and then take them off? And why doesn't he look at the stupid animals properly? gnah! >gnashes teeth<

microfight Mon 22-Aug-11 16:27:50

totty for the mums? He looks about 10!

Red2011 Mon 22-Aug-11 16:30:58

Totty? eeeewwwww. I prefer mine much rougher (and a bit older) thanks! wink

BootyMum Mon 22-Aug-11 16:40:38

Well according to the CBeebies blog on the website one reason he was chosen as presenter was to be a "hit with the Mummies".

Lucky us hmm

Insomnia11 Mon 22-Aug-11 16:43:01

I thought "Justin Bieber" when I saw him. There will definitely some who fancy him (12 year olds?) but not my type.

I like Chris on Green Balloon Club. Lovely ginge smile

WolfShapedBullet Mon 22-Aug-11 16:50:04

He's too much like a Ken doll for me. Now, Mr. Bloom...

fuzzyfeltfox Mon 22-Aug-11 16:54:54

Is he really supposed to be for the mums? I teach kids who look older than he does (not that I'd fancy any of them either of course!)... now, if they got Matt Baker back on children's TV that would be different...

fuzzyfeltfox Mon 22-Aug-11 16:55:43

and no, YANBU but I don't think he's quite as bad as Katie, that seems quite difficult!

BootyMum Mon 22-Aug-11 16:59:21

Okay, enough about his blonde bland looks...

Don't you all find his stagey, over exaggerated acting really annoying?

He just seems the personofication of over confident, inordinately pleased with himself head boy/golden child.

The male Katie really imo.

AIBU and extremely harsh/unfair or does my dislike resonate with anyone else?

<Not much else to occupy my thoughts before I have to decide between fishfingers and sausages for DS's dinnerblush>

Rowena8482 Mon 22-Aug-11 17:25:15

How is it that I have five Dcs, including three under 10s, and yet have no idea who these people are? What happened to thingy and thingy? oh and thingy? (I shall stop now before I mention Edd the Duck or Gordon the Gopher!) I do find Justin Ubiquitous-Man to be a tad creepy sometimes - not sure why, he just is :-S definitely NOT totty!

GoEasyPudding Mon 22-Aug-11 17:38:22

I'll have a word and get series 2 cancelled..

pictish Mon 22-Aug-11 17:40:09

Yanbu - and as for being totty.....err...nah. He looks like a girl.

He's cute but certainly not hot totty.

Fuzzled Thu 06-Oct-11 17:05:12

Not totty... he is annoying, looks about 12, and even DS grumps when the programme is on.

Thank god for Chris from Show Me, Show Me grin

IdjustassoonkissaWookiee Fri 07-Oct-11 07:44:29

Hmmm I wouldn't consider him hot totty at all hmm

But my DD age 4 loves the programme.

ninjasquirrel Fri 07-Oct-11 07:56:07

The way he raises his eyebrows is overacting bleurgh. Him and that Kerwhizz guy should get a flat together.

TheTenantOfWildfellHall Fri 07-Oct-11 09:26:00

My DD loves it too.

He most certainly is not totty. He's far too young. He looks about 17.

Chris Jarvis - hotty
Sid - hotty
Iconicles presenter - little boy
Kerwhizz presenter - ridiculously annoying. cannot stand him!

TheTenantOfWildfellHall Fri 07-Oct-11 09:26:38

GoEasyPudding if you have the power - DO IT!

Oh he's not a hotty, he's a wee boy. And on the subject of iconicles, why, in the name of the wee man, did they call the squirrel Skitter? That's a my mum Scots word for diarrhea! I snarf slightly every time I hear it!

CristinadellaPizza Fri 07-Oct-11 09:34:42

He's not really called Nat. He's called Gavin if you read the credits. For some reason I find that highly amusing - clearly Gavin is not nearly stage-school-sounding enough grin

Nail on head re male version of Katie

TheTenantOfWildfellHall Fri 07-Oct-11 09:35:39

He is easier on the eye though than Katie.

I find her really grating.

GalaxyWeaver Fri 07-Oct-11 09:44:59

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GalaxyWeaver Fri 07-Oct-11 09:45:48

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TheTenantOfWildfellHall Fri 07-Oct-11 09:48:19

I don't know, I'm just not sure Mr Bloom would be dirty enough blush

CristinadellaPizza Fri 07-Oct-11 09:50:12

Yes he does Galaxy! Actually if it weren't for the fact that they have different accents, I could swear they were the same person.

I don't like blonde men with rictus grins

prolificwillybreeder Fri 07-Oct-11 09:51:04

You are definitely not BU!
He is dreadful!
Do not even get me started on that jumper!

TheTenantOfWildfellHall Fri 07-Oct-11 09:52:50

I don't mind his jumper.

(Just his face.)

TheTenantOfWildfellHall Fri 07-Oct-11 09:53:27

Galaxy would that be Derek?

thedadsword Sun 26-Feb-12 10:41:04

Jeez, just looking up whose the bloke from Iconicles and I see all this nasty bitching and griping! Don't you women have anything better to do than slag people off that you don't like or fancy?? Not that you even know these people in real life...they're just doing a job FGS!

About Nat (Gavin) I'd be a proud Dad if my son turned out like him.

No wonder the worlds such an unpleasant place at the mo, with all this nastiness towards others. Women like you make this world unpleasant for others to live in!

Bet you lot aren't oil paintings or perfect yourselves! Infact I do my best to AVOID women like you...Thank God for my wonderful, pleasant, caring, non judgemental, non bitchy and loving wife!

Oh i think hes cute! But then Im only 21 so I see the appeal grin

thedadsword Sun 26-Feb-12 11:02:58

I honestly think these women (not u above) are just jealous...

fotheringhay Sun 26-Feb-12 11:05:34

Excuse me, I happen to be both an oil painting and perfect!

(Actually I do find him quite cute, not one of the best programmes though)

thedadsword Sun 26-Feb-12 12:41:36

Maybe I should have married u then! smile

DontMakeAFuss01 Sun 26-Feb-12 15:19:09

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DontMakeAFuss01 Sun 26-Feb-12 15:20:55

In fact for my Liking Gavin Stenhouse is a really good looking 20 year old.

DontMakeAFuss01 Sun 26-Feb-12 15:21:50

I agree hope they all stop being jelous because its immanture for their age. its the kind of thing you hear in primary school.

picnicbasketcase Sun 26-Feb-12 15:23:39

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DontMakeAFuss01 Sun 26-Feb-12 15:24:26

on im fricking sorry yeah why wont we make him appeal less to children (in a good way) and make him wear a black tight v neck shirt maybe then it will be appropriate to children.

DontMakeAFuss01 Sun 26-Feb-12 15:28:07

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He looks about 12 but have just googled and he's only a year younger than me shock I hope I don't look that young!

He's 4 years older than me! He looks really good in the pics on google.

w3dnesday Sun 26-Feb-12 17:53:50

Sorry, how old is absolutely everyone on Mumsnet DesperateHousewife21 and DontMakeAFuss01?

goodasgold Sun 26-Feb-12 17:54:13

Ah the 'lusting after Mr Bloom' comment got deleted. Its been making me laugh all day.

I haven't seen Iconicles.

I really like Alex at the moment.

21 smile

BertieBotts Sun 26-Feb-12 18:00:52

I'm dying to know what all the deleted comments say grin

Iconicles is a shit programme anyway. It's the kind of thing that you just know is going to look horribly dated in about five minutes.

Is he supposed to be Nat? I thought it was Matt blush that's what DS calls the programme.

goodasgold Mon 27-Feb-12 00:21:25

The deleted posts were a direct attack on mners 'lusting after Mr bloom' when we should be lusting after our own dh. And then a direct attack on Mr Bloom for being a peadophile. It wasn't nice. The 'lusting after' made me laugh. I thought perving over would have been more appropriate.

We don't have TV channels here... so no idea who you mean, but we are addicted to horrible histories and my Godiva lust after that big nosed guy... Matt? Doesn't matter if he is a highway man, pacchacuti, a French nobleman or covered in dung... he makes my knees weak! :-)

My Godiva was my God... my phone is censoring me. Although I would love to play lady Godiva if Matt was my horse...

Chris on Green Balloon Club. Fuck yes.

SubOptiMum Mon 27-Feb-12 04:59:39

Ner ner insomnia11 and alessthandomesticgoddess I did same course as Chris from green balloon club at uni. Spent 4years drooling over him. We called him "red headed love" (not to his face obvs!). He is just as lovely in RL but always had a serious GF until recently I believe. not that i would have ever stood a chance He's my friend on FB :p think he also does stuff fir wildlife docs behind camera now.

CornishKK Mon 27-Feb-12 05:47:52

I suspect he is the secret love child of Ben Fogle & that mad bitch from Mighty Mites. YANBU.

SubOptiMum - Jammy sod envy

picnicbasketcase Mon 27-Feb-12 12:22:48

Oh my god, that's the first time I've ever had a comment deleted. I would just like to point out that it was because I responded to the comments of poster before me, rather than said anything bad myself.

Anyway. The only Cbeebies presenter that annoys me is Katie. Fine on the cooking show but shouldn't have been promoted to normal hosting.

Katie pisses me off too. I hate it when she sings. I just want to turn her off. Muting her is not enough.

Sarah Jane's voice too. Eurgh.

Anonymumous Mon 27-Feb-12 12:44:17

And Nisha from Same Smile or whatever it's called. Aaaaaaaarrrrrrrrggggggghhhhhhhhh!!! Please take her away and lock her in a dungeon somewhere!!!

hellokittyrules Mon 27-Feb-12 13:22:30

mr bloom - yum yum
balloon club man - yum yum
sid - yum
iconicles - man ug
chris - ug
andy - ug
kerwhizzltel - ug

hellokittyrules Mon 27-Feb-12 13:26:59

not keen on katies new hair do!!

NinthWave Mon 27-Feb-12 13:29:52

Hands up who thinks thedadsword is thwe bloke from Iconicles Googling himself? wink

k8tykins Mon 27-Feb-12 13:35:34

So glad I'm not the only one harbouring a secret man crush on mr. Bloom! I think it's the accent smile

catwomanoriginal Sun 04-Mar-12 14:59:36

Just who exactly is his program for everyone... have we forgotten that these presenters are all very good in 'children's eyes'! I like all the presenters but Katie does a brill job of being childish which is what the young children who are Cbeebies main audience!
As for nat I think he's lovely, I'm in my 30s and he's just the right age for me... I only look about 23 but that's not the point. The point is he does a good job on the program and my daughter loves it smile and I get to watch him! ;)
But mr bloom... iv never been a 'take that' fan so the 'mark' lookalike doesn't appeal to me at all.

startail Sun 04-Mar-12 16:34:55

"Nat" Yuk! Jolly glad I have no cbeebies age DCs anymore.
New lad with Hacker on CBBC is awful too.

Vix1991 Tue 05-Mar-13 17:08:26

Not only do i love watching all these dishy men on cbeebies but my son LOVEs cbeebies, yes its ment for children to watch but being a single mother i need some eye candy to look at!!!!! n if i cant find the where i live then tv will have to do...... my top men are
-Mr Bloom
-Mister Maker
-Nat
-Alex
-Sid
-Andy

(not in any order)

elfycat Tue 05-Mar-13 17:16:40

I luffs anyone who keeps my DDs attention for long enough for me to have a bathroom break without 'uh oh' or 'Muuuuuuuum, DD2 has...'

Having said that I can't stand Katie or 'Nat'. Can just about tolerate Andy and Nina. Mister Maker sends DD1 off to sleep which can be useful at 1930...

GregBishopsBottomBitch Tue 05-Mar-13 17:39:19

I quite like Andy.......and that guy from Horrible Histories, Ben i think his name is, hes just so lovely looking, also Mister Maker, tho kinda annoying, hes kinda cute.

midastouch Tue 05-Mar-13 18:02:17

He's the same age as me, i would grin

On the other hand i dont understand the mr bloom thing, yuck. Each to there own though i guess?!

Fraying Tue 05-Mar-13 19:21:54

I actually like the Iconicles presenter. Obviously I'm so sleep deprived that I think his enthusiasm is real and completely miss the stage-school-itis. Now, if you'd been complaining about the pink squirrel . . .hmm

(and I'm not just saying this in case thedadsworld is him!).

Satine5 Tue 05-Mar-13 20:09:56

Another vote for Mr Bloom. I am relieved that I am not the only pervy one. He can tend to my garden any time!

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