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Am I the only one who cannot watch Sir Brian Cox because he is creepy?

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nevergoogle Sun 24-Feb-13 21:14:38

I just cannot listen to his voice. I've just had to ask DH to change the channel because I was getting all irritated.

Am I alone?

rufussmum Sun 24-Feb-13 21:43:14

Am watching now...I think it's the lips. And the stupid pudding-bowl haircut. And the grubby polo shirt. David Attenborough he ain't. (I have been in love with DA for aeons).

GlaikitFizzog Sun 24-Feb-13 21:43:19

I would! But I go for brains not brawn! His passion for physics is infectious!

StephaniePowers Sun 24-Feb-13 21:43:42

I think he's great.
I read his wife somewhere talking about how he still has dirty pants and leaves the lying around, and just thought, oh dear, that's a little badly handled. So what if women like him? None of this is real to them.

MagzFarqharson Sun 24-Feb-13 21:44:51

'feathery stroker' <splutters into cup of tea>

Kveta Sun 24-Feb-13 21:45:50

I really want to like him, but his voice is like nails on a blackboard. dh adores him though, so is watching alone downstairs. Shame, because the programme looks fascinating, but I just can't listen to him.

freddiemisagreatshag Sun 24-Feb-13 21:46:54

Look, his wife is a mumsnetter.

Do you honestly think it's nice to talk about him like this when she could very well be reading?

Cotapaxi Sun 24-Feb-13 21:47:15

rufussmum, I adore David Attenborough too, he is my biggest hero. Brian is good but will never be a patch on our National Treasure.

Cotapaxi Sun 24-Feb-13 21:48:33

freddie, it's kind of what you sign up to when you become famous sadly, people having opinions on you is just part of it. I'm sure she can handle it and half of us are saying he's lovely anyway grin!

NobbyClark Sun 24-Feb-13 21:50:11

Well I think he is great. So clever. Cool man.

freddiemisagreatshag Sun 24-Feb-13 21:51:03

Well yes, but she's a member on here. Imagine if it was your husband. Have some fricking thought for her.

Cotapaxi Sun 24-Feb-13 21:52:31

Are you her or his mum?

freddiemisagreatshag Sun 24-Feb-13 21:53:46


GlaikitFizzog Sun 24-Feb-13 21:55:58

Yes, there are loads of famous folks/relatives of famous folks on here!! Should we not speak about anyone?? The ethos of this place is that it is anonymous. If she chose to reveal her identity then more fool her I'm afraid!! Until I see the wedding pic, it merely words on a page, which may or may not be true!

btw I'm Katie price grin

MagzFarqharson Sun 24-Feb-13 21:57:25

Surely it would be 'profbriancisagreatshag' or 'DSprofbriancisagreatshagorsoi'mleadtobelieve' posting?

BrianCoxandTheTempleofDOOM Sun 24-Feb-13 21:57:56

Ok so I may have voiced similar concerns to the OP on a thread the other week and his wife may have turned up....that was awkward she didn't notice me or treated me with the disdain that I deserved

OP, I am right there with you. When I became BrianCox, I was BrianCoxHasScaryHair and have subsequently been BrianCoxHasScaryTeeth (or similar...can't recall) then I diversifed to HasSmellySox and since then have dropped the meanness and taken his name as my own grin

I may now change it to HasAnAnnoyingVoice wink

He's clever and all that, obviously and I am sure he is a truly wonderful human being/father/husband/son etc but.....he is on the telly so I can comment and he does grate somewhat.

freddiemisagreatshag Sun 24-Feb-13 21:58:04

OMG did you all not see my thread last week?? grin

off to find it hold on

BrianCoxandTheTempleofDOOM Sun 24-Feb-13 21:58:40

oh - it was freddies thread actually.

freddiemisagreatshag Sun 24-Feb-13 22:00:21

I can't believe I am sharing this

rufussmum Sun 24-Feb-13 22:03:50

If my DH made as much money as BC I wouldn't mind what a bunch of mums thought about him.

nevergoogle Sun 24-Feb-13 22:18:46

very funny thread. sounds like his mrs has a good sense of humour about it all. it doesn't change the fact that 50% of adults in my household find him creepy and unbearable, while 50% find him informative and engaging.

specialsubject Sun 24-Feb-13 22:30:17

I neither fancy him nor find him creepy. That's probably because I am no longer twelve years old, which is the right age for that kind of conversation.

tonight's episode wandered off topic in places, and he should know better than to try to dumb down photosynthesis. Some of the other episodes have been enthralling, and it is a clever way of presenting science as a unified subject.

good to have factual TV that doesn't feature shrieking, talentless harpies, ignorant journalists or brain-dead petrol heads.

TheSkiingGardener Sun 24-Feb-13 22:46:01

I find him fascinating and just love his ability to communicate, which he clearly has such a passion for. Not bothered by his voice or clothes, just glad we're getting programmes like that broadcast.

Davros Sun 24-Feb-13 22:46:30

I think he's great. I love The Infinite Monkey Cage

nevergoogle Sun 24-Feb-13 22:53:38

oh i'm sure i'm missing out on the science, i love science. but i cannot watch it and don't find it enjoyable because of his voice and mannerisms. shame really.

BrianCoxandTheTempleofDOOM Sun 24-Feb-13 22:58:26

same here never

The topic is interesting, he is unwatchable IMO.

In the same way I can't bear to watch Piers Morgan, his whiney voice and smug face.

Although with Piers I am sure he is as smug in real life and much less intelligent wink

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