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Bill Giles says BBC weather presenters look like 'shaggy sheepdogs'


Meteorologist Bill Giles has been struggling to enjoy watching weather forecasts as the BBC weather presenters look like “shaggy sheepdogs.”

The 81-year-old retired TV forecaster has been looking forward to the easing of the coronavirus lockdown where retail shops and hair salons open their doors again.

Discussing the broadcasting channel’s weather presenters, Bill joked that they will be looking completely different once everyone can book a slot at the salon.

Although Bill is over the moon at the “prospect” of returning to his favourite pastime at the Thames Bowls Club, he is more concerned about how everyone’s attention will be on weather reports.



Bill Giles
Meteorologist Bill Giles says BBC weather presenters look like ‘shaggy sheepdogs.’

“I don’t know about you, but this will become easier for me to enjoy from 12 April when barbers open again and some of the BBC weather presenters who now look like shaggy sheepdogs will be allowed to have their hair cut,’ he told RadioTimes .

Billwent on to compare the presenters to the ones from “his day”, where employees were required to maintain a certain look.

“In my days on screen we were employees of the Meteorological Office, which made us, in effect, servicemen,” he continued.

“Presenting weather reports was like going on parade and we were obliged to have neat, short hair.”



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Bill Giles reminisced about the standards of his working days

Bill didn’t specify which presenters he was talking about specifically, but the current meteorologists at the BBC include Carol Kirkwood and Ben Rich.

The UK’s third national lockdown began in the beginning of January 2021, and the government announced its plans to gently ease it back to normalcy in April.

The nation’s lockdown will hopefully end completely by this summer.





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