Stephen Fry to Give Up BAFTA presenting!
I like Stephen Fry. He's like an extra relative you want around at Christmas. Sensitive, sensible, thoughtful, and full of good advice. I mean, who could not dislike someone who comes out with witty comments like "Allergies? Well, I'm not good on strawberries, come out in a bit of a rash. The worst one though is Marmite. Only got to smell the stuff and I start voting Conservative." (unless of course you are pro Conservative! Or indeed like marmite, which I do, and hey I have just about always been pro Labour since around 1988 :))
So it is with some sadness that I note that he no longer wants to present the BAFTA film awards. I can understand this, he finds it unnerving and tense, and being bipolar he must find preparing for these occasions a bit of a living hell (although I think anyone would find it difficult), so I can accept it, but if there is a tiny chance you are reading this Stephen, just so you know, we like and appreciate your entertaining us in whatever shape or form so long as it's legal! ;)