||[Oct. 28th, 2003|10:16 pm]
I ended up lounging in front of the TV after dinner, watching Inspector Morse. Feeling a little lazy, I happened to still be sat there when the program after came on, which was the tail end of the National TV Awards.|
Trevor McDonald was up for some lifetime achievement award, so I watched the clips on him in action. Then the time came for Chris Tarrant to give him the award. Only, Chris didn't have it. On toddled someone else to actually give the award.
Tony Blair, the prime minister, gave the award. WTF?
Now, is it just me, or are there far more pressing things for Tony Blair to be up to than appearing with a bunch of show biz types? I know he got to be on ITV, standing next to Chris Tarrant, which'll go down well with the focus groups. I know Trevor is a pretty damned good broadcaster.
But still - does Tony Blair have so little else to do on a Tuesday evening, what with wreaking everything, sucking up to Bush, and badly invading countries that he can jolly off to appear on TV?
And, also, why did he sound so shit scared while he was talking when handing over the award?