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Any Daniel Corbett fans?

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Was anyone a fan of Daniel Corbett's quirky presentation style?

Here's the earliest Daniel Corbett forecast I have from 25th September 1998. He talks about hurricane Georges as a tropical troublemaker.

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I liked his enthusiasm, although I found his presenting style a little distracting!

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Is he the one who slightly exaggerates the word "Scotland"? Ie "Heavy rain edging its way into western Ssscchhotland"

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He comes up with some very unusual cliches to describe weather patterns at times.

I like him though, I would put him behind Rob Mcelwee, Richard Angwin & Ian Fergusson.

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Daniel is still doing weather, but now on the other side of the World:

http://kirsty.typepad.com/ttwfn/

Well that's something to be thankful for. He was my least favourite weather presenter ( on the BBC ) by a wide margin.

For 'quirky' read irritating and facile in my opinion.

The great Ian McCaskill was quirky but managed to deliver his forecasts without degenerating into ludicrous analogies.

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It was the analogies that did it for me, so inventive that man.

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Um, no. Terminal Moraine covers it well. I was thinking of visiting NZ...a little less keen now.

These things are very personal, though - for me Rob McElwee was THE man on many levels - intelligent,informative, literate, witty, and perfectly timed and presented (Corbett always seemed rushed) - but others (including, obviously, his bosses) disliked him.

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He is definitely an acquired taste but I did love his quirkiness. The way he shuffles from one side of the map to the other endlessly throughout his stint made me laugh.

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