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'I'm repellent'

You might think that Adrian Chiles would be a big-headed ego monster after his ascent to fame, fortune, and a nice house in Maida Vale. Not a bit of it. Adrian has moaned (his default setting) that he can't bear to watch himself on TV, and finds his face 'repellent'. Aw, Adrian, we wouldn't go that far - we're sure your mum thinks you're lovely.

Chiles told the The Daily Mail, ‘I still don’t like to look at myself in the monitor. I literally can’t bear the sight of myself. I find it just repellent. In 20 years on telly I’ve probably spent 20 minutes watching myself. With Daybreak, Christine has always said we’ve got to watch it back, because we’d learn from it. She’s very technically minded about the craft of television, shots and lighting – she’s always banging on about it. About a month into the show, when we were getting really panned, she said, 'Look, we’ve got to just go and sit and watch it'. So I cooked and she came round to my place, and I was dreading it. I’d have less dreaded two hours with the dentist that evening.’

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