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Katie on CBeebies

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BootyMum Fri 29-Jul-11 15:20:54

I have a 2 year old and a 6 month old. We spend far too much of our days with CBeebies on, either watching a particular show or it just being on in the background <Bad mother>

Have come to realise over a period of time that I cannot bear the presenter Katie. My God she is irritating with her OTT fake cheeriness/wackiness, smug smile and patronising manner. Her "I can cook" song with it's "slippy dippy soap" makes me want to ram said soap in her face!

I read another poster describing her as being like the school's head girl gurning at you from the corner of your living room. Absolutely.

I obviously have no life because this is what is getting my goat this Friday afternoon.


LoveBeingAtHomeOnMyOwn Fri 29-Jul-11 15:22:04

Must admit I quite liked her in the first series but after the panto and starting to present she is starting to get on my nerves.

MorelliOrRanger Fri 29-Jul-11 15:35:45

We like her in this house, although she does appear to be on it all the bloody time at the moment (bit like overload with Sarah Jane, when she was doing that playschool programme, Higgledy House and BLOODY AWFUL Mighty Mites).

whackamole Fri 29-Jul-11 15:41:35

I really dislike her. Not keen on any of the presenters TBH but her and Nisha (off Same Smile) make me want to launch something at the TV.

And of course Sarah Jane - but then that maybe just the dire programme she is in!

Rowgtfc72 Fri 29-Jul-11 15:43:31

I find "I can Cook "Katie really irritating too-maybe its because shes bloody everywhere !

VeganMummy Fri 29-Jul-11 15:47:05

I quite like Katie, but Sarah Jane and her Mighty Mites programme makes me want to switch off - I can't bear it.

bristolcities Fri 29-Jul-11 15:51:54

I can't stand her does she not realise that children don't need to be spoken to like idiots who can't understand the English language unless it has a sugar coated, sing songy description.

babybythesea Fri 29-Jul-11 16:27:34

Yes to Nisha making me want to jam those panda bears into her smile, even her smile is the same as mine! I think it's the little squeaky giggle she does at the end of each sentence that makes me shudder.
I tootled along to an opening of a children's centre last year and Katie was there - she was actually very good. She kept a whole bunch of kids quiet for ages, getting them to help her tell stories and leading some nice singing sessions etc. But on TV, she is quite patronising, yes!

ouryve Fri 29-Jul-11 17:00:47

Love Katie because she actually does seem very naturally perky and I'm glad that she's doing more of the CBeebies presenting instead of the two wet ones they took on last year. Agree that Nisha bugs.

Quenelle Fri 29-Jul-11 17:02:46

Nisha from Same Smile sings as though she's in the chorus of a West End show.

tethersend Fri 29-Jul-11 17:08:55

Nisha might as well phone in her contributions to that show for all the effort she makes. Even the baffled nursery children understand that this is just a stepping stone for her until she hits the big time, and that she couldn't give a flying fuck about them or the sodding pandas.

Quenelle Fri 29-Jul-11 17:20:49

Will someone please think of the pandas sad

daviesaj Fri 29-Jul-11 17:43:32

A shamefaced father writes: It might be wrong but I think I am inlove with Nina- is this acceptable?

Pinner35 Fri 29-Jul-11 17:45:42

Tethersend - that made me laugh so much.

SpecialFriedRice Fri 29-Jul-11 17:55:22

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BaldricksTurnip Fri 29-Jul-11 17:57:26

OMG I thought it was just me who couldn't stand that awful Katie! Just the sight of her insincere smile makes me want to start irrationally screaming. I Can Cook is inane enough and just when you think it can't get any more patronising she gets out her bloody guitar! There is something particularly vile about ambitious ladder climbers like her pretending to like children until they're 'spotted' or something better comes along. Phew! Rant over grin

fishtankneedscleaning Fri 29-Jul-11 18:25:32

Do you have an "off" button on your TV? If so you can always use it smile Or maybe just turn over until the offending person has gone?

pinkthechaffinch Fri 29-Jul-11 18:25:50

have reported your post specialfriedrice for its disablism.

FunnyLittleFrog Fri 29-Jul-11 18:30:59

I do like Sid and Andy but the rest of them make me feel quite ill.

Mighty Mites is quite possibly the worst programme I have ever seen. That orange puppet (GoJo?) is freaky (and has the same voice as that evil space-hopper off Monkey Dust).

MightyQuim Fri 29-Jul-11 18:37:22

SpecialFriedRice - it's not 'mean' to say that someones disability 'gives you the creeps' - it's fucking sick!
I've not noticed anyone pretending that that is what all arms look like.
I think she's a great role model for kids with the same disability. Showing that despite what some arseholes think you don't have to hide a disability away like some kind of shameful secret hmm

ChristinedePizan Fri 29-Jul-11 18:39:13

No, specialfriedrice, that's not mean, it's unacceptable

QueenofDreams Fri 29-Jul-11 18:40:57

Loathe mighty mites. Loathe Same Smile, especially the stupid 'we're all the same but different' line at the end. Katie irritates me and Cerrie Burnell's damn gurning and insane face pulling really get on my nerves

Glitterknickaz Fri 29-Jul-11 18:41:59

Also reported.
What planet is that kind of comment acceptable on?

BeerTricksPotter Fri 29-Jul-11 18:43:05

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NoobytheWaspSlayer Fri 29-Jul-11 18:46:37

Why on earth would you think it was acceptable to say something like that specialfriedrice?

We love Nina in this house. And Sid and Andy. Do you think that we seem to prefer male presenters overall? <ponders>

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