On what viewers say on the street
Ok: I had a taxi driver yesterday who mentioned, “You look a lot youthful within the flesh.” If I had a pound for everybody who mentioned I look youthful or thinner in actual life, I’d be a wealthy lady. TV just isn’t flattering.
P: They are saying related issues to me. And also you assume, what do I appear to be on the telly then? Outdated and fats?
Ok: They imply it as a praise however it really interprets as, “In your working life, you look fats and historical.”
P: We went to a TV Awards present and couldn’t consider how tiny all people was. I bear in mind assembly Dermot O’Leary. Tiny! Simon Cowell. Tiny! Us and Richard E Grant had been the one normal-sized people.
Ok: Me and Amanda Lamb [presenter of A Place in the Sun] had been strolling round and we felt like Hagrid’s girlfriend, Madame Maxime.
On the worst issues written about them
Ok: I’ve the worst framed in my downstairs bathroom at house in Devon. It’s Victor Lewis-Smith’s assessment of the primary sequence. It was spectacularly harsh. “Two of the least proficient folks…”
P: “Their solely discernible talent was the flexibility to stroll and discuss on the similar time…”
Ok: “Combining two of essentially the most reviled professions on earth, property agent and TV presenter…” It was eviscerating. AA Gill mentioned my voice appeared like a crystal chandelier falling down a marble staircase. Which might nearly be a praise, however wasn’t meant as one. The perfect factor that’s been written in contrast us to “psychological midwives”, which I assumed was a spot-on evaluation of what we do.
P: I bear in mind a chunk saying “Phil and Kirstie have the form of PR that the Royal household would kill for”.
Ok: The one which I minded most was on Gogglebox. I’ve by no means fairly bought over that.
P: Greatest to not go there. Subsequent query!
On how lengthy they may proceed
Ok: Thank God we’ve had one another, as a result of coming to phrases with fame has been unusual. We had no intention of being on TV, and it by no means occurred to us that it might get this far. Generally it feels prefer it’s gone too far.
P: If it wasn’t for one another, we in all probability would have stopped making the present. However the nature of our partnership means we really feel duty to one another.
Ok: We’ve each wished to pack it in at completely different occasions however haven’t due to the opposite one. There’s no query of us doing the present with another person.
P: I see 20 years as an actual milestone, however we’re not executed but.
On being the nation’s mother and father
Ok: Can’t we be the nation’s brother and sister? We’re not that previous but! However sure, we’ve got an enormous pupil following, which is a supply of delight. My step-son is at York College, and as soon as mentioned: “God, there are pals of mine who really fancy you.”
P: One of the satisfying issues is when somebody comes up and says “I’ve watched your exhibits or purchased your books, adopted your recommendation – and now I personal my very own place.”
Ok: There’s one lady who was a baby on the present – her mother and father had been within the first sequence – and she or he’s now an property agent.
P: Our viewers spans generations. Individuals who aspire to personal a house, who’re eager about shifting – but additionally older folks whose kids or grandchildren are first-time patrons.
Ok: Or simply followers of waistcoats.
Location, Location, Location: 20 Years and Counting begins tonight at 8pm on Channel four