Posted: 13/01/2015 at 13:31
I have a lot of time for Chris Beardshaw too - he grows in stature with every tv appearance.
And as for Toby B's abysmal time at GW - we should thank our lucky stars that MD is a man of principle and didn't allow the producers to continue in their aim to turn GW into Top Gear Mk 2. He told them that he would do it his way or not at all and has stuck to his guns for which I am very thankful.
If anyone here watches the BBC programme Food & Drink they cannot fail to have noticed that the new series (fronted by Tom Kerridge - a chef I had a lot of respect for) has changed from a sensible, enjoyable and informative programme and is veering towards being a blokey laugh-a-minute 'life-style' programme just like Top Gear! That's what they wanted to do to GW before MD dug his heels in