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

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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

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.

VoiceofUnreason Fri 25-Jan-13 12:50:06

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?

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