’ Then there’s his relationship with Christine. He’s come round to my place to watch West Brom lose on TV. Adrian says initially it was a ‘relief, because I’d felt it was coming’. He and Christine appeared to be the new king and queen of TV after putting the previously lowrating BBC1 7pm slot on the map with The One Show. 45 every morning, expecting to drag himself out of bed chiles dating and marriage. Everyone would say I didn’t look comfortable, and the more they said it, the more uncomfortable and grumpy I got. ’ Adrian says Christine’s relationship with Frank changed their friendship ‘only slightly, in terms of time.
But it wasn’t as if they’d leaked that I had six nipples – it was something that was true. Three was probably too many in the first place,’ he rationalises. ‘No, no,’ he says, with exasperation. But that wasn’t our intention and you’re powerless to stop what people are thinking. But, he adds, ‘It got a bit messy in the end, as these things always do. I’m a better and much more experienced broadcaster than if I’d stayed at the BBC. Most people have that moment in a mirror but I had it on live television.
I’m battered, but not broken, and, ultimately, I still feel very lucky. ‘I understand why they got rid of me but it’s bonkers they got rid of her. demeanour and appearance particularly gnaw away... ‘For the first time ever the other day I thought, “Can I do something else. Maybe if I’d gone in on all fours and begged, it might have made a difference. ..