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      Default Awful guest Simon Biagi on cooking hour - LOL moment alert!


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      Just tuned in to see Simon Biagi doing a cooking hour alongside a slightly camp chef who was wearing a pink apron and kept making jokes about soggy bottoms and other such innuendo.

      Poor Simes looked out of his depth as he struggled to say anything about the boring products - such as a mesh baking tray and a silicone cleaning pad.

      Then things took a turn for the worse when the guest suggested he eat a sausage roll. Poor Simes made some sort of insincere excuse and the guest said: "Oh just blow on it and get the sausage in your mouth!"

      For a very brief moment you could see a fleeting flicker of horror pass over Biagi's unmoisturised face. It was rather awkward!
       

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      The guest is Simon Brown, QVC's very own home economist, been around for a few years ! He is quite funny but he does over-cook the campness at times.

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      Doesn't Slimon Biagi have some sort of disorder (apart from the insincerity, I mean)? I thought he'd mentioned in the past that he was diabetic or coeliac or something. I wouldn't want to be force fed sausage roll either...
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      Quote Originally Posted by QuiteVacuousChat View Post
      Doesn't Slimon Biagi have some sort of disorder (apart from the insincerity, I mean)? I thought he'd mentioned in the past that he was diabetic or coeliac or something. I wouldn't want to be force fed sausage roll either...
      Nor would I, and I'm not suggesting Simes should be stuffing his face on-screen like Charlie Brook, but that awkward moment was unintentionally very funny.

      That "fake eating" is very much a shopping telly thing, where they will put a forkful of food in their mouth and really ham up the acting with the "mmmmmmmmmm" and eye-rolling, etc. It's something they do in addition to the "fake talking / let's have a joke before the camera cuts in to us" thing they do. I loved the way French and Saunders sent up the whole awkwardness thing!
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      Quote Originally Posted by QuiteVacuousChat View Post
      Doesn't Slimon Biagi have some sort of disorder (apart from the insincerity, I mean)? I thought he'd mentioned in the past that he was diabetic or coeliac or something. I wouldn't want to be force fed sausage roll either...
      I think he has mentioned in the past that he is diabetic.I remember my dad saying that sausages were one of the things he had to avoid. None of that fatty food on the presentation looked very appatising to me anyway so I don't blame the presenter for not eating it. I don't mind Simon Brown and I haven't noticed the campness others have.
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      They are selling 12 Gripsticks for almost 16 inc PP.

      Lidl were selling them for just a few pounds a set (I think it was les than 12 though).

      I bought a few sets, they are really good, but not at Q prices.

      Unfortunately. Lidl haven't had any more in for at least a year.

      PS, I've never noticed the campness, but he is gay. I do like his presentation style.

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      Quote Originally Posted by stratobuddy View Post
      They are selling 12 Gripsticks for almost 16 inc PP.

      Lidl were selling them for just a few pounds a set (I think it was les than 12 though).

      I bought a few sets, they are really good, but not at Q prices.

      Unfortunately. Lidl haven't had any more in for at least a year.

      PS, I've never noticed the campness, but he is gay. I do like his presentation style.
      The issue isn't with him being gay, it's with all the unnecessary innuendo. I thought that sort of thing was something QVC were trying to move away from. I know years ago they had Greg and Max, who had a similar style. I even remember before them when they had a (I think he was from New Zealand) guy who had a rather more serious approach. I quite liked him.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Julius View Post
      Just tuned in to see Simon Biagi doing a cooking hour alongside a slightly camp chef who was wearing a pink apron and kept making jokes about soggy bottoms and other such innuendo.

      Poor Simes looked out of his depth as he struggled to say anything about the boring products - such as a mesh baking tray and a silicone cleaning pad.

      Then things took a turn for the worse when the guest suggested he eat a sausage roll. Poor Simes made some sort of insincere excuse and the guest said: "Oh just blow on it and get the sausage in your mouth!"

      For a very brief moment you could see a fleeting flicker of horror pass over Biagi's unmoisturised face. It was rather awkward!
      Soggy bottoms is a straightforward lift from Great British Bake Off.
      Personally don't find Simon Brown camp at all.

      The Simon in this combo who I have a problem with is the dire bellowing Biagi.

      By the sound of it the two Simons mix like oil and water (not at all, in other words). Simon Brown is at his sparkling best with Charlie Brook. Basically he does all the heavy lifting with the presentation while Charlie fills his face with all the nosh that is going free. They have quite funny banter about it.

      Simon Biagi is definitely diabetic and very careful of his health, as any longterm diabetic has to be, so there are no doubt good reasons for him not eating a sausage - reasons which may vary by how the sausage is cooked as well as what it's made of.
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      'The issue isn't with him being gay, it's with all the unnecessary innuendo. I thought that sort of thing was something QVC were trying to move away from. I know years ago they had Greg and Max, who had a similar style. I even remember before them when they had a (I think he was from New Zealand) guy who had a rather more serious approach. I quite liked him'. Was that Glynn Christian?

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      Quote Originally Posted by Twilight View Post
      'The issue isn't with him being gay, it's with all the unnecessary innuendo. I thought that sort of thing was something QVC were trying to move away from. I know years ago they had Greg and Max, who had a similar style. I even remember before them when they had a (I think he was from New Zealand) guy who had a rather more serious approach. I quite liked him'. Was that Glynn Christian?
      Yes! I was trying to remember the name - It was such a long time ago. He was very good and informative.

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