I met Fred Dinage last night. The TV presenter and former host of How was on our table at the 1066 Business Awards.
He had travelled for several hours but arrived tanned, chirpy and genial to MC the presentations, aged 70 something.
As much as I would like to be cool and dismissive of his pro cheese charm I have to admit I was impressed.
He chatted, flirted and empathised with winners from all walks of life and when his stint was over disappeared into the night, ready for a similar gig in Gatwick the next day.
People like him are a bit Higgs Boson, holding everything together so smoothly that no-one notices them doing it.
And he said “Right…” at one point which privately amused me and “HOW” at another point which amused loads of people.