Is Nicholas Witchall a real arse licker or what?

(25 Posts)
ssd Mon 14-Apr-14 18:31:43

its the reverential tone of voice he uses when discussing the royals

urgh!!

BikeRunSki Mon 14-Apr-14 18:35:53

Surely that's part of his job as royal corespondent?

He's awful, isn't he?

PansBigChainring Mon 14-Apr-14 18:46:01

One of the creepiest people on television in the modern era.

roundtoit Mon 14-Apr-14 18:50:15

cannot stand the sychophantic twit

TheDuchessOfSalford Mon 14-Apr-14 18:50:19

Wasn't the Queen overheard describing him as a 'despicable little man' or similar a few years ago, possibly around the Charles/Di divorce?

I have to agree with her. He's so obsequious.

PansBigChainring Mon 14-Apr-14 18:56:45

When the news studio was invaded by purple-spraying feminist types a few years ago he tried to pretend nothing was happening and kicked one of them under the table whilst continuing to read the news.
This doesn't make him a twat in itself. Just a man swiftly able ot work in 'denial' which isn't a good trait. Sure it's on u-tube somewhere.

AphraBane Mon 14-Apr-14 18:57:45

I seem to remember that his nickname at the Beeb is/was 'poisoned carrot'.

weatherall Mon 14-Apr-14 18:58:59

Afaicr it was Charles who said that.

Hassled Mon 14-Apr-14 19:00:07
TheDuchessOfSalford Mon 14-Apr-14 19:08:11

That's what I was thinking of! I do have some sympathy with him though, reporters really do ask the most inane, ridiculous questions.

ExcuseTypos Mon 14-Apr-14 19:12:49

Oh he always annoys me.

I do think he looks ill though. Or is he just old?

susiedaisy Fri 18-Apr-14 07:34:31

I also dislike him. Don't know why but I just do.

Animation Fri 18-Apr-14 07:55:08

Why is he royal correspondent then if Charles and the Queen don't like him??

susiedaisy Fri 18-Apr-14 18:56:41

I know that's what I thought

specialsubject Mon 21-Apr-14 22:16:39

I get the impression he really, really hates the job. Even a free trip to OZ is only making it slightly less nauseating for him.

didn't he do serious news at some stage?

I think he must have done something very very bad in his previous role to be given the job of following the royals round the world watching them twat about and pretending to be remotely interested in the whole sorry shower of them.

I suppose they deserve each other grin!

Sparklingbrook Mon 21-Apr-14 22:20:22

He seems really smarmy and I bet the Royals all hate him. Anybody would be better than him.

Wasn't he a newsreader?

Yes, he used to read the breakfast news.

snoggle Mon 21-Apr-14 22:31:21

Ah yes, the air of hushed reverence, sounds totally ridiculous when commenting on such vacuous content

FunkyBoldRibena Mon 21-Apr-14 22:34:30

Didn't he used to be a serious broadcaster?
Odious little man.

bamboostalks Mon 21-Apr-14 22:35:50

He's got the job until he retires that's for sure. I think he loathes it and them.

Preciousbane Wed 23-Apr-14 15:25:06

The thing I remember about him is the he was a scab in a BBC strike, must have been ages ago.

NationMcKinley Wed 23-Apr-14 15:35:41

Both my parents worked for the BBC years ago and his nickname as Aphra said was definitely 'the poisoned carrot'. He has always had a reputation for being a total arse

Merguez Thu 24-Apr-14 21:19:59

Creepy weirdo. And I can't bear the smarmy sycophantic way he reports on that royal baby. As if it is different from any other 9 month old baby.

Who cares if it's about to walk?

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