Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Naughty Penny Smith

Following a news report that Michael Parkinson wouldn't feature on "Who do you think you are?" because his family line was 'boring' we returned to Penny and Ben on the sofa
"My family were iron workers", said Ben.
"I come from a long line of seaman", added Penny.

You could almost see the splutters in the gallery as after a brief pause she elaborated with "oystermen and lobster catchers". Even Ben couldn't keep the smirk off his face.

As I've said before I feel sorry for Penny she starts the show at 6am then when the show proper starts at 7am she's relegated to the news desk as someone else takes her place on the sofa; and even when they go to be replaced by Lorraine she's still doing the news. Other than the crew (who for all I know also have a shift change) the only other one present throughout the show is whoever's doing the weather and even then there's two of them alternating days.

I suppose so long as she gets paid enough in return for the long shift, but with all the talk over what Fiona earned I doubt it.