‘A gentleman should be able to laugh at himself,’ says judge Andrew Love and, in the new world of clean-cut Youtube popstars droning on about the benefits of steamed kale and organic hair gel, this rock icon injects a much-needed sense of fun. Notoriously cheerful and kind at heart, he puts journalists at ease and is a devoted father to eight children. If in doubt, just ask his exes—he’s on good terms with all of them.
Whether he’s talking to his enraptured audience from a stack of hay bales in muddied wellies or from a green studio sofa in a crisply ironed shirt, there is no denying the Countryfile and The One Show host’s good nature and captivating passion for what he does—his soaring ratings speak for themselves. To put it simply, he’s terribly nice.