Gazing at her navel for a living

TV is a strange business. ITV news came round to my house this morning to interview me on Child Trust Funds. As I’ve recently moved in, I’m a little short on movable seating (big sofa yes, spare chairs not yet). This meant that while they asked me to sit, the producer had to stand.

Now when you do a TV interview, eyeline is very important. If I looked at her face I’d be craning my neck and look bizarre. So instead you have to look at the right height. In this case we agreed it was a point on her stomach. So if you watch the interview today and see me animatedly talking, you’ll know secretly I wasn’t talking to a face but to a belly!