We phoned the gorgeous TV presenter, 32, for a chat about his chocolate addiction, dream date and, um, being the new Noel Edmonds…
Very good, very good! I’m actually in Wales right now and it’s really odd weather. I just took my jumper off because I’m in the street and it went sunny for a minute and I was all overheated, and now it’s gone cold again and… nope, now it’s gone sunny again.
We know that only too well. Stupid British summer. So, go on, tell us, what are you up to at the moment?
I’m working on a project with Wispa called The Wispa Time Well Mis-Spent Foundation. It’s amazing. Basically, we can help you live your dream! If you’ve got a ridiculous, brilliant idea, we can make it happen for you.
You name it, we can do it. If you want to make a huge paper boat and go sailing in it, we’ll give you a ‘Goofing Off Grant’ of up to £1,500. Or if you’ve always wanted to make musical instruments out of jelly… it can actually happen. Seriously.
Wowsers. And we just wanted a nice holiday…
Well then, we can get you a huge pair of wings, and a propeller, and make you a flying machine. There you go!
We’re seriously impressed. Though thinking up mental ideas is going to seriously impinge on our productivity at work. Do you get a lifetime supply of Wispa bars as part of the deal?
Yep. I’ve eaten my own body weight in Wispas. I’m actually 26 stone right now. it’s a bit scary. I actually lied about being in Wales… I’m actually in a rehab clinic trying to lose the weight at the moment before the The Bank Job starts again…
Very soon, hopefully! But I’ve got to lose at least 13st first. I can’t be waddling around the vault, now can I?
We like the Bank Job either way. The question is… do you prefer The Bank Job or the Million Pound Drop? Channel 4 have some pretty great quiz shows at the min.
The Bank Job, obviously. It’s my show!
Ok, then. Deal or No Deal, or Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
Deal or No Deal! Noel is my hero. You should see the beard I’ve got going on right now. I’ve shaped it à la Edmonds. On top of my several chins.
Er, nice. Dish the dirt, George – have you got a girlfriend right now?
I’m afraid I don’t.
I like sitting out in the sun about 5pm, that warm bit at the end of the day when you can sit and have a few drinks, and watch the sun go down. And the girl has to make me laugh a lot. I like funny girls.
We’ll get practicing our jokes. What’s the worst job you’ve ever done?
I worked in a button factory once. I didn’t like that very much, to be honest! We just had to put things in bags all day long. That was rubbish. But all these things in life, they make you realise what you do want to do. They teach you a bit of humility and so on.
Definitely. What about the best job?
I got to interview Angelina Jolie once. I kind of held it down until the end and retained my cool until the last minute… and then I fluffed it. She was pretty formidable looking lady!
We bet everyone asks you this, but how’s your dad? [Actor, Larry Lamb.]
He’s good. I don’t know what he’s up to this week, actually, I haven’t spoken to him. He’s probably on the One Show. Every time I turn on the telly he’s on the flipping One Show – we don’t talk anymore, I just watch the One Show to keep up with him.
- George Lamb and Cadbury Wispa have launched The Wispa Time Well Mis-spent Foundation to get the nation mis-spending time well. Visit www.facebook.com/wispa to apply.