He's quite attractive but I wouldn't really say he is lovey. Tries to be. Like putting his arms round someone to teach them to sharpen a knife. Honestly! That takes the biscuit. Husbands-lovers do that to their partners (without the knife-sharpening bit). As he is a happily married man (I believe), I can't understand why he did that except for effect. Did the same when he was helping Joan Collins to put on her pinnie. Anyway, it's what sells in show-biz that counts, I suppose. It certainly didn't make me want to rush into the kitchen. I believe he is a very OK bloke in real life. Bas once almost ran him over one Sunday morning in St. James' (he was jogging and ran out in front of the car) and he was most apologetic.
As an aside, I bought Richard Bertinet's book 'Dough' last week and watched the attached DVD (I already have Gordon Ramsay's book with a DVD and thought it was OK but have only watched it once). Bertinet was making bread and I found him easy to watch and easy to learn from - his technique is rather different from the one we use here. -- June Hughes