Got me best clothes on today because I’ve been invited to film an episode of Market Kitchen on UKTV.
They’re having a week of ‘save the gastropub’ programmes. I have no idea why they had to single out gastropubs to be saved – whether they think they are more under threat than ordinary pubs, whether they think they are more worthy of saving, or whether it was just that they felt they had to say gastropubs in order to be allowed to do the feature. I’ll try to find out.
Anyway, I’ve been asked to compere a pub quiz, with the contestants being the regular presenters and today’s special guest, Rodney Marsh. It’s the first time I’ve been on the show for over a year so I was keen to do it. It could be brilliant, it could be disastrous.
The way the day is going, I’m guessing the latter. I’ve been wearing my hair long for about 18 months now. Every single day for at least the last three months, when I’ve dried it it’s just fallen quite naturally into a shaggy, wavy style that I’ve never been totally convinced by but which people insist looks nice and suits me. Today I did exactly the same things I do every morning and ended up with a hairstyle I’ve never seen before that makes me look like a paedophile.
Added to that, I’ve developed a stinking cold as the morning has worn on. I can’t stop sneezing and every time I try to speak I have a coughing fit.
This is going to be comedy gold, for all the wrong reasons…