The return of Leon Jackson, who won
Deal Or No DealThe X Factor, excites Gordon Smart:
It wasn’t the most formidable interrogation I’ve ever conducted — but it seems to have scared the poor boy into hiding for eight months.
You have to wonder what Gordon considers his "most formidable interrogation" to be, then - perhaps it was "so, when can we expect a great new album, then, Madonna's publicist?", or maybe "would you like me to buy another beer, Serge?"
Still, Leon Jackson is back, and Gordon isn't impressed:
Boring - and yet Gordon does get 500-odd words out of it. Presumably, had Jackson had anything interesting to say, Smart would have been looking at getting pagination from the Sun's Olympic coverage.
To be fair, though, Jackson does appear to have had nothing to say at all:
“And on the other hand I’m younger and edgier, so we’re trying to keep it trendier.
“So we’ve got jeans and T-shirts. We’re trying to mix and match the looks. It’s cool.”
Edgier? Edgier than what, exactly? Given that Jeremy Clarkson is probably the most famous jeans wearer these days, it sounds like Jackson is going for the 'edgier than Huw Edwards' look.
But still, Gordon has more important matters to deal with - Liam Gallagher's got a new haircut:
Oooh, Liam, why don't you cut your hair? You'd look really pretty with shorter hair, you would. Go on, then... go on.