The Observer ran an article on the man himself yesterday. Our very own Jackie Jackpot, always on the lookout for tasty tidbids, pointed us towards journalist Rachel Cooke's 'Yentob's World'.
Here are a few choice quotes from said article...
“The BBC Television Centre at White City in west London is a horrible labyrinth”
“and I feel it now, as I'm led into some of its more shadowy corners by Alan Yentob, its 'creative director'."
“'This way,' he says, buttoning his Armani suit.”
“He believes in getting 'em young”
“Lots of the games can be played by children with physical disabilities or learning difficulties.”
“This place, a creative bunker decked out with brightly coloured cushions, is also populated by kids”
“They are trying to get inside the head of a small boy. 'My piano teacher is gay but I still like him,' says one.”
“why not just commission a really good writer to come up with a story about a 12- year-old? - Yentob is all for it. 'We have a real problem with boys,' he says. 'Getting them to watch. Great!'"
“So - clipboards at the ready - what does Alan Yentob do all day?”
“he is a human vacuum cleaner”
Read the full article here.