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To Find Martin Lewis Really Irritating?

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CocacolaMum Thu 10-Oct-13 10:42:05

I cannot decide whether I am a bit hormonal (possible) or whether he really does constantly shout and have an utterly smug expression 99% of the time?

LessMissAbs Thu 10-Oct-13 10:52:27

YANBU. He is rather preachy.

WowOoo Thu 10-Oct-13 10:57:10

He is a bit shouty.
He wants people to listen. I guess you could say he's passionate about his work.

I like him because he has helped me save a few pennies over the years.

CoolaSchmoola Thu 10-Oct-13 10:58:42

He's funny on his fb page, but I don't watch anything he's on so don't know how he comes across on tv.

HerBigChance Thu 10-Oct-13 11:01:18

I like what he does, but I wouldn't want to live with him.

Bowlersarm Thu 10-Oct-13 11:01:31


I love the website, and had rather an impressive image of him in my head - i was hugely disappointed when I saw him on TV.

CressidaMontgomery Thu 10-Oct-13 11:05:46


That's all I hear him say grin

Golddigger Thu 10-Oct-13 11:06:10

He is right about many things. Prepared to forgive him for now about anything else.

PicnicPie Thu 10-Oct-13 11:08:52

I have time for him. He is spot on with what he says and therefore is worth listening to, esp re energy price increases. So so glad we've fixed for 4 years.

Scarletohello Thu 10-Oct-13 11:09:08

I lurve him! I think he is v passionate about what he does Nd really wants to help people. Why are people so sneering about people like him and Jamie Oliver who are enthusiastic about things and want to improve the lives of others? What the hell have you done to help people...?

squoosh Thu 10-Oct-13 11:10:21

He speaks a lot of financial sense but I certainly wouldn't want to live with him either.

As an aside I assumed he was gay was v surprised to find out he had a wife.

queenebay Thu 10-Oct-13 11:10:46

Love him here too- he's saved us a fortune

squoosh Thu 10-Oct-13 11:12:02

Scarletohello remove the blinkers, you are seriously deluded if you think these people are following some sort of vocation to 'improve the lives of others'.

Honestly, open your silly little eyes.

LittleprincessinGOLDrocks Thu 10-Oct-13 11:12:41

YABU. He is shouty and talks very fast because his time slots are too short for all the information he has to share. He does his best to make sure he gets all the information across.
He has saved me quite a bit over the years, so I may be little bias.

Bowlersarm Thu 10-Oct-13 11:15:19

That's quite a reaction, Scarlet, is he your DH?

I think it's reasonable that the OP finds him irritating; but i don't think shes's sneering at him. He is indeed to be admired for his passion and helpful site/programmes. That doesn't mean people still can't find him a bit irritating, though.

Littlegreyauditor Thu 10-Oct-13 11:57:36

He irritates me quite a bit. Focuses on price without considering value, so does not always give the best advice in my opinion.

CocacolaMum Thu 10-Oct-13 12:02:10

Scarlet.. what the hell I have done to help people is none of your beeswax tbh. I haven't sneered at what he does although I have no doubt that he doesn't work for free.

Littlegreyauditor there is some really good stuff on his website but I agree it seems price focused rather than value which I don't think is always wise.

Burmobasher Thu 10-Oct-13 12:08:16

He's a smug git

NotYoMomma Thu 10-Oct-13 12:09:15

I like him a lot actually

CommanderShepard Thu 10-Oct-13 13:07:15

I'm so-so about him; hate the forums with an unbridled passion. MN at its worst is nothing compared to the MSE forums on a good day.

mrsrupertpenryjones Thu 10-Oct-13 13:11:39

He's a bit annoying - but I've saved £1000's of pounds following his advice on Energy and Insurance.

CommanderShepard Thu 10-Oct-13 13:12:12

"Focuses on price without considering value"

YES! The fuel prices thing does my nut - Asda diesel is a couple of pence/litre cheaper than Shell but I get considerably poorer MPG with Asda, to the extent that Shell is better value overall.

mrsrupertpenryjones Thu 10-Oct-13 13:13:00

And do you know what I don't care if he doesn't do it for free. I've saved loads.

squoosh Thu 10-Oct-13 13:17:57

That's fine, it's people who act as if he's Saint Martin of the Money Savers that irritate me. It's his job, that's all.

He sold the website for nearly £100m, good for him!

Dahlen Thu 10-Oct-13 13:23:58

I rather like him but I've not seen him on TV so only have his website to go on, which I've found very helpful over the years. If he's the shouty sort though YANBU. Shouty people irritate me too. Don't' mind loud, as in fun, but shouty is just annoying.

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