Did you know that Gaby is British slang for a simpleton? How appropriate in Gaby Roslin’s case. She really is terrible and is getting worse. She’s learned nothing from her flop Channel 4 chat show and was horribly exposed when put alongside Gabby Logan at this TV love-in at the Royal Opera House.
While Gabby has charm and can respond to her interviewees with wit, Gaby gushes girlishly. “This is a very predictable question,” she prefaced a very predictable question. “This is a very stupid question” or “This is a very sycophantic question” could have also been used as she rushed through mini chats with soap stars and light(weight) entertainers attending this unnecessary addition to the festive schedule.
The whole event looked as exciting as a night stuck at Heathrow during an air traffic controllers’ strike. Martin Kemp showed us an exclusive clip from his new series (suggesting it’s a vapid facsimile of The Sweeney), Des O’Connor reminded us that he’s been on primetime TV for 40 years (why? why? why?) and the stars of reality TV and soaps were wheeled on to say seven or eight uninteresting words each.
Claims that there has been “feverish speculation” about who would win the TV Personality Of The Year award were laughable (Gaby, Gabby, hey!) and the trophy was as misshapen as the face of its winner, Will Young.
The only worthwhile part of the whole debacle was seeing that David Dickinson has a wife who looks like a Star Trek alien.