Gawd, I shouldn't laugh but in this day and age, you might wish to re-phrase that!
I met Chris at Sir P's home, and they certainly had huge respect for each other and paternal affection
There you go, I've changed it to "training" instead of "grooming". I must admit that your thinking crossed my mind as I wrote that out, but I thought I'd get away with it on a highbrow discussion of mutual respect!
Certainly watching it has been clear that Lintott was in awe of Sir Patrick, I think having met him at a young age I believe, and subsequently Sir Patrick repaid his enthusiasm with regular and ever more frequent appearances. But main presenter? Not for me, but that is just my opinion.