According to a poll of chemists, pairs of Geordie blokes have the best TV presenter chemistry. What do you think?
"They just don't have chemistry." You hear it everywhere these days, especially with the proliferation of dance competition programmes like Strictly Come Dancing. "There's just no chemistry," Bruno might effuse. Or something. I don't watch it myself. Ahem.
Similarly the tabloids have been all over Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley, deploring their "lack of chemistry" since they made the switch from BBC's The One Show to ITV's Daybreak.
So we asked a load of chemists on a Friday afternoon to rate 10 top TV pairings, and the results were pretty conclusive. Topping the list by a long way were cheeky-chappie Geordie duo Ant and Dec, and perhaps a surprise second were the equally Northern Hairy Bikers, famed for their recipes, bikes and beards.
Leading the news teams were Bill Turnbull and Sian Williams from Breakfast in a highly respectable third. Bringing up the rear were Chiles and Bleakley, whose switch to morning TV hasn't endeared the pair previously labelled the hottest on television.
One chemist said: “Bleakley and Chiles really annoy me, and my mornings have been ruined since they started on Daybreak. I loved the days of Fern and Phillip on This Morning. Bring them back, I say.”
The duo that split opinion most strongly were Bruce Forsythe and Tess Daly. Sotonye Dagogo said “Bruce is a silver fox who still has the moves. How can a lady resist?”
But Robin Mead had a different opinion. “An old man and his care nurse good television do not make.”
So that's what the chemists think. What about you? Have you a favourite pairing? Vote for your favourite here:blog comments powered by