Anything but a binliner full of yoghurt.
That's how he described himself when interviewed by Mark Lawson for his 50th birthday weekend on BBC4. :'(
Very sad, very very sad :'(
He should focus on all his attractive features (I could list at least three, but I won´t...)
I can somehow relate to the "yoghurt" bit, though (I don´t tan
It makes me very sad too. I couldn't believe my ears when he said that. I found it to be one of the most upsetting things mentioned in the whole interview.
I don't think the media helps. It seems to affect a lot of people in our society. Everyone is constantly having this set beauty standard shoved down their throats telling them they can only be attractive if they are skinny. You see those magazines saying be happy with your own body yet at the same time all the pictures they show are of thin people, skinny girls and men with six packs. They all look the same. Boring really.
But I'm no stranger to self-deprecation myself. I wish it were possible to see oneself the way friends see one.
Now that makes me equally sad, Soupy
At least you know the way your friends see you...
I'm not a stranger to self-deprecation either. I don't think all the bullying throughout my school life helped. It meant that when people complimented me at college I didn't know how to react and was too wary and looking for signs of sarcasm at first. My self-esteem used to be practically zero.
Assuming direct control...