...... To be unable to watch the comic relief bake off because I find Claudia Winklemann so annoying?

(52 Posts)
Emilythornesbff Thu 24-Jan-13 20:36:33

So bloody OTT!
Is it just me?
Is that mean?
Otherwise it would be on my viewing list. Now I have to do chores instead.sad

longingforsomesleep Thu 24-Jan-13 20:47:07

No YANBU!! She is the most irritating person on TV. I cannot bear the way she peers out from under that ridiculous fringe with those overly made up eyes. And the silly little girl routine. She's 41 FFS!!! Am recording Bake Off, but I might not bother to watch if she's on it!!

Bogeyface Thu 24-Jan-13 20:49:54

Cant stand her. Sophie Winkleman however is who I want to look like when I grow up, AND she is married to a Lord!

mummybare Thu 24-Jan-13 20:50:18

YABU. She's fabulous slight girl crush

ceeveebee Thu 24-Jan-13 20:58:07

I love her and want to be her friend

flossy101 Thu 24-Jan-13 20:59:10

I love her.

Selks Thu 24-Jan-13 20:59:42

She came across as deranged, frankly. That 'high five' at Paul Hollywood oh dear!

WorraLiberty Thu 24-Jan-13 21:00:21

I desperately want to cut her fringe

Emilythornesbff Thu 24-Jan-13 21:06:10

"I am literally going to lick your face" by CW to Paul Hollywood? Followed by the Davina McCall silent open mouthed (OMG!).
Sorry to those who love, not meaning to cause upset.

Peka Thu 24-Jan-13 21:08:28

I love her too. Sorry but YABU - she makes Strictly bearable. Clearly slightly unhinged but that's what I love about her.

Butkin Thu 24-Jan-13 21:08:30

YANBU I can't understand her popularity. Hate her fringe, overly black hair and general turnout combined with her over the top stupidity. Paul so went up in my estimation for not falling for her faux flirting.


RedPencils Thu 24-Jan-13 21:11:36

Oh I love her.

I love her but really you can't bake with those long sleeves & surely hair should be tied back (maybe a netwink )

But seriously the only reason she dropped her pie was because she can't see through her fringe...grin

I think god like Paul thought her deranged always backing away whilst keeping eye contact wink

MrsBungleBear Thu 24-Jan-13 21:25:15

Why oh why has she got that ridiculous fringe? It HAS to be annoying. It makes me uncomfortable to watch her!

timidviper Thu 24-Jan-13 21:27:47

I hate her, find her extremely irritating and do not understand how someone of her limited capabilities has become as successful as she is. Maybe being well connected helps said she not at all cynically

RedPencils Thu 24-Jan-13 21:27:59

The fringe is her thing. Just be thankful she's given up the white lipstick.

badtemperedaldbitch Thu 24-Jan-13 21:29:40

I think it she shaved her bushy brows with a razor, so now she has a completely hairy forehead. It's not a fringe at all!

WhateverTrevor Thu 24-Jan-13 21:32:21

I love her a lot, but I can't stand Davina. I think Claudia is really quirky and being herself. Davina just tries too hard and is unnatural .

Andcake Thu 24-Jan-13 21:38:08

Hate her so fake. Lol ( well evil witch cackled) when her lemon meringue pie split made not turning over because she was on it worth it!

Cherriesarelovely Thu 24-Jan-13 21:39:42

I am completely with you OP. She seems so affected and that flipping fringe.....!

PenelopeChipShop Thu 24-Jan-13 22:10:23

Yanbu! I felt the same but watched it anyway as I love the Bake Off and it was on during the magic hour when my ds sleeps and I get to chill! I thought she would ruin it but I did laugh when she dropped her pie. What I can't stand is that she seems to think she's so zany and crazy and original. She needs to calm down!

sukysue Thu 24-Jan-13 22:16:15

I competely agree with you she has spoilt tonights prog for all of my family.stupid bitch.

Jumblemum Thu 24-Jan-13 22:22:20

YABU, she's funny and does anyone else agree that Mary may have had a teeny crush on Ed Byrne? I thought tonight's episode was great....

NigellasGuest Thu 24-Jan-13 22:25:59

YANBU - we didnt watch Bake Off tonight because CW was in it. Unbelievably irritating woman, and my DDs scream whenever she comes on screen because they find her look so odd.

gwenniebee Thu 24-Jan-13 22:28:32

I thought Mary rather liked Ed too! Did you see that little wink?

CW is horribly irritating but she didn't spoil it for me. Ah. Bake Off. I have loved this week smile

Emilythornesbff Fri 25-Jan-13 04:49:57

penelopechipshop Ah, that magic hour is indeed worth celebrating.

peacefuloptimist Fri 25-Jan-13 12:45:19

Oh god she was awful. I've just started watching it on iplayer and she is so over the top. She wanted them to high five her shock

atthewelles Fri 25-Jan-13 12:47:54

I love her. She's quirky, funny, clever, and doesn't take herself too seriously.

I think CW is televisual Marmite. There is no in between. You love her or hate her.

I'm in the latter category.

Therefore YANBU.

Peka Fri 25-Jan-13 13:10:27

Ok so she has a strange look - but at least she's not a bloody production line version of the people women we always see on TV! She's an individual! Can people not cope with women who have their own style?? And did anyone else notice that when Claud and Tess took over the Saturday night Strictly show Tess wasn't wearing a stupid slit to the armpit dress and was able to behave like the sensible, intelligent woman she actually is instead of covering up for all the mistakes Brucie makes and laughing at his AWFUL jokes?! Being with Claud made Tess look clever! I'd like her to stand next to me and make me look clever.

cerealqueen Fri 25-Jan-13 13:16:32

YANBU. I can't watch the film review show now she has taken over. I didn't realise how well connected she was though.

HormonalHousewife Fri 25-Jan-13 13:18:50

cant watch anything with her in it - or Davina either tbh.

blonderthanred Fri 25-Jan-13 13:19:28

Oh she's fab, YABU. DH loves her even more though.

rumbelina Fri 25-Jan-13 13:27:03

She's not marmite! I quite like her but I don't particularly love her. She annoys me on the film programme but is ok in other stuff.

I laughed out loud when she said to Paul "I seriously want to lick your face" but he didn't even look that shocked, probably used to her by then.

MsVestibule Fri 25-Jan-13 13:29:13

I like her! Mainly for the fact that she doesn't feel the need to dress in tight, short clothes all the time, unlike Davina, Tess et al. She is a bit 'odd' but not in an 'I'm mad, me!" Colin Hunt stylee.

Tailtwister Fri 25-Jan-13 13:37:18

I've just seen it and yes, she was pretty annoying. She made some really strange comments too. I'm sure PH was extremely grateful she didn't follow through with her threat to lick his face smile

HillBillySillyBilly Fri 25-Jan-13 13:39:21

Yabu I LOVE her and ADORE her hair and style....Girl crush!

Alliwantisaroomsomewhere Fri 25-Jan-13 13:41:08

I cannot stand her! That bloody fringe of hers is ridiculous and I am convinced that she sort of squints her eyes the way she does cos she cannot see.

LadyBeagleEyes Fri 25-Jan-13 13:47:04

I like her too, but I don't understand how her fringe doesn't really, really annoy her.
I have a fringe and I can't stand it flopping in my eyes all the time.

Emilythornesbff Fri 25-Jan-13 13:53:54

peka I don't object to her "look". (and I'm sure she's super lovely in RL so I do feel a bit mean) but I find her affected manner so fucking irritating that I'm simply unable to watch anything on tv that she's in.

Emilythornesbff Fri 25-Jan-13 13:54:44

Actually, confess the fringe is a bit annoying.

Narked Fri 25-Jan-13 14:00:12

I think she's lovely.

Annianni Fri 25-Jan-13 14:00:33

Yabu, I love her and I love her fringe because it's like mine.

Mamf74 Fri 25-Jan-13 14:01:27

I do rather love her, I can see why she could be found irritating but that's partly why I think she's great - she doesn't seem to confirm to the blonde, skinny, personality vacuum type of presenters that seem to be sadly creeping in on tv. I agree that when she & Tess Daly presented Strictly she seemed to liven it up and I really liked Tess that week - she seemed to be a lot freer than she is when co presenting with Bruce Forsyth.

DH & I were chatting about her last night, and tbh I would rather her as a "role model" presenter than say, Holly Willougby, who seems to be caught in some kind of simpering 50s housewife role, who is constantly talked over by Mr Schofield. Claudia isn't afraid of coming over as odd, she seems to be reasonably confident in herself, her opinions and who she is which is great.

That said, I'm not sure I could cope with her alone on a desert island for more than a week wink

LadySybilPussPolham Fri 25-Jan-13 14:06:57

She's an arse. And she's not quirky, original or zany because its an ACT that she has spent a long time perfecting because it is her TV persona (which, sadly, appears to be popular). If she was genuinely 'ditsy' she wouldn't be so profoundly irritating.

LadySybilPussPolham Fri 25-Jan-13 14:07:39


Gigondas Fri 25-Jan-13 14:09:36

Yanbu - she is ok sometimes but I wanted to tie her hair back (hair in cake - Eugh), get her sleeves out of everything (seriously she is not in sixth form now) and stop the Ott bit .

But she pales next to whispering Martha.

Bogeyface Fri 25-Jan-13 14:20:32

The hair thing really annoyed me too, especially the rower (cant remember her name!) you wouldnt want one of her hairs in your cake would you?!

Surely, if they are encouraging people to bake something to sell for Comic Relief then hygiene should have been paramount?!

Peka Fri 25-Jan-13 14:23:02

emilythornesbff sorry I didn't mean you - it was other posts on the thread that made me say that. Your OP clearly just mentioned her personality - fair enough. But I get narked when people resort to dissing women's looks as a reason they don't like them. I mean seriously, have you ever ditched a friend in RL because she wore too much eye makeup?

Emilythornesbff Fri 25-Jan-13 14:23:03

Has it finished? Who else is on it? I feel deprived now.

scratchandsniff Fri 25-Jan-13 14:33:39


Have just watched it, and found her very annoying. She was trying too hard to be 'hilarious' and she wasn't. Paul looked slightly irritated by her too. The high five was cringey.

She also looked like she had been tangoed.

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