Re: Poor Brillo Pad. His media dream has collapsed. Altogether now ......
Posted by scrabb on September 14, 2021, 10:59 pm, in reply to "Poor Brillo Pad. His media dream has collapsed. Altogether now ......"
Andrew Neil is a broadcaster. A broadcaster is a person who works for TV or radio "broadcasting" news and opinions. Neil worked for the BBC for many years. The BBC is a big media organisation based in London mainly, but also in Salford, Edinburgh, Newcastle and other cities. It employs "broadcasters" to read the news and air their opinions. When Andrew Neil (the broadcaster) had a hair transplant Private Eye dubbed him "Brillo Pad" because it made him look as if he had a Brillo Pad on top of his head. The nickname stuck. Brillo Pad is a brand of pan scrubber with a tight curled texture, hence the nickname for the hair transplant Andrew Neil (the broadcaster) had had done. Private Eye is a satirical magazine edited by Ian Hislop* which makes fun of people, so calling Andrew Neil "Brillo Pad" was regarded as a very witty thing to do. Andrew Neil (the broadc ... etc etc) started a new right-wing television channel, GB News, and was its principal media personality, reading the news and interviewing people, such as politicians. He did about two or three weeks and then disappeared to the south of France to "recharge his batteries" but he never came back. Now it's been announced that Brillo Pad (the bald broadcaster) is leaving the right-wing television channel, GB News, which probably means it will fold in a couple of weeks if not before. Batteries are a form of energy storage unit used in flashlights, phones and other devices requiring stored power. Otherwise they won't work. South of France is an area at the southern end of France where many rich people have houses and seaside villas and such. Andrew Neil (the Brillo Pad Broadcaster referred to earlier) is one such rich person who can afford to live there because he has lots of money. That should cover it. Sorry for being so obtuse. |
* for Ian Hislop, editor of Private Eye, refer to Wikipedia.
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