There are few televsion ‘personalities’ who are more objectionable than John McCririck. Even if his chauvinistic schtick were post-modern irony – which it clearly isn’t – he would still be just as objectionable. Possibly more so. So the idea of Alan Titchmarsh, the mild-mannered gardner from God’s own county (yes, I may be a Yorkshire lass myself), kicking him off his ITV chat-show is just too brilliant for words.
Apparently, McCririck was appearing on the same show as Ingrid Tarrant, and was constantly attacking her for how she has acted since she and Chris split up. He said: “You had a cheek to say that he smelt of vindaloo and fish and chips in bed, what’s wrong with that? You’re such a ghastly woman, you put a tracker on him.” Clearly, Ingrid wasn’t too happy with this, but it was the following statement which made Titchmarsh kick him off the show: “You can’t be any good in bed, that’s why he strayed away.” Yup, I reckon he made the right decision. [via DS]