A few years ago I had the pleasure of appearing on two BBC television quiz shows.
Bob's Full House hosted by Bob Monkhouse, and a short lived show called "Whatever Next" hosted by Noel Edmonds.
Bob Monkhouse was brilliant. Nothing was too much trouble for him. A gentleman.Edmonds? I wouldn't stop for him if I saw him broken down by the side of the road at 1 o'clock in the morning.
So far up himself it was untrue.
I knew someone who appeared on family fortunes and said the same about Bob. She was a bit nervous about being on the telly but he put her at ease and when he discovered she was a science fiction fan they got on like a house on fire. She said he really knew his stuff when it came to science fiction.