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is RIchard Madeley in fact ALAN partridge?

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FrankieValli Sat 13-Feb-10 15:06:05

woke up early this am as alarm was left on
radio 2 ( from cleaning)
to the most innane crap, I thought " oh its bbc radio local" it was that bad
there was an excitabel northener talking about things on fro chinese new year " in portsmouth; that's in hampshire" hmm

then in my sleep i heard this bloke talk about chinese food and a recipe "ken hom once gave me where you simmer rice wine - you can use sherry but rice wine is better" etcetc
adn then gave the recipe.

what a nobbo he is on teh radio.
then NOthern girl said" ooh check out that name drop there"
and he still didnt get it

WHO LET HIM LOOSE on the radio

FrankieValli Sat 13-Feb-10 15:07:35

so i try to find listen again for you and i find THIS thread!!!

FrankieValli Sat 13-Feb-10 15:09:38

i am crap

TwoIfBySea Sun 14-Feb-10 20:29:39

He is the kind of presenter that is toe-curling to watch let alone listen to.

ForestFire Sun 14-Feb-10 20:30:18

adn when half asleep

ImperialBlether Wed 28-Sep-11 22:34:45

Love, love, love the bit where he says, "Do you find other people patronise you?" then says, "That means talk down to you."

ImperialBlether Wed 28-Sep-11 22:37:00

Oops, sorry, thought this was a current thread!

OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 28-Sep-11 22:39:24

I remember him interviewing Natalie Imbrugliugliugliguglia on This Morning <when I was a layabout student>
She was in her angsty "Torn" phase and she was y'know talking about the music and about the storyline behind the video, and leaving Neighbours behind her and being taken v seriosuly as a recording artiste and RM interrupted her and said, 'Can we just get a close up on your eye lashes? They are AMAZING!"
Her face was a picture.
hmm with longer lashes.

mycatsaysach Wed 28-Sep-11 22:41:22

he was at it again tonight on who do you think you are - generally interrupting/talking over people and getting things wrong. gah.

ImperialBlether Wed 28-Sep-11 22:47:00

He does that, Olivia, doesn't he! He has this disconcerting thing whereby he looks like he's listening, but then comes out with some totally irrelevant question that makes you realise he hasn't heard a word of it.

The thing is, I can't help liking him. He's so enthusiastic and he so wants life to be great.

Did anyone read the Val McDermid book about the celebrity presenter couple - it was a marriage of convenience. The woman was gay, the man was a psycho who murdered girls he met on his travels. I just can't believe she didn't base the characters on Richard and Judy.

OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 28-Sep-11 22:55:55

OMG I didn't realise it wasn't current either.
shock at book.

seeker Wed 28-Sep-11 22:57:55

No, because Richard Bacon is Alan Partridge.

housemum Wed 28-Sep-11 23:29:22

I remember seeing him v awkward on a daytime show when DD1 was little (so would have been 1993/1994) talking to someone who had lost their leg in an accident (may have been Heather Mills, as think he was talking about modelling). Basically, he ended up saying that "you have lovely legs, er had lovely legs, er I mean you're still lovely" - I was cringing at the whole awkwardness as he focussed on it.

whatkungfuthat Thu 29-Sep-11 15:55:20

YY I remember that book, thats so funny! Poor Judy isn't having the best time atm is she?

MardyBra Thu 29-Sep-11 16:00:44

He put his foot in it on Who Do You Think You Are? last night imo, when he was talking to a Native American whose ancestors his ancestor had slaughtered. He didn't seem THAT willing to believe his forebears were in the wrong and asked the native American if he thought the massacre was forgivable.

mycatsaysach Thu 29-Sep-11 16:05:43

such a sap - some of these are so outrageous they might just be true

mollschambers Fri 30-Sep-11 00:11:08

Cried with laughter and almost let out a little wee at FrankieValli's links grin.

FreddieMercurysBolero Fri 30-Sep-11 00:37:29

There is an abundance of Richard Madeley threads on MN lately, it seems.

He reminds me a lot of my DH. Sample conversation:
DH: How was your day, dearest?
FMB: Oh, twas a bit shite, I had to attend a two hour lecture on child neglect and abuse...
DH: oh my God! Ric Flair is making his 52nd comeback to the WWE and he's fighting in a triple threat with Triple H and The Long Island Iced C!
FMB: <opens gin>

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