When Robert Peston was at the BBC, his bosses were left unimpressed when his floppy hair became the story during a live News at Ten broadcast from windy Athens. After filming Peston received an email from a BBC executive telling him that a haircut was ‘imperative’.
Happily Peston’s new bosses at ITV appear to be more accepting of his eccentricities. Today the broadcaster’s new political editor has attracted attention with what appears to be a faux fur collar. Alas the fashionable number did not appeal to everyone, with one viewer likening his appearance to that of a street magazine seller :
Flat cap and fur-trimmed parka. Really not a good look for Robert Peston pic.twitter.com/tUuPZCXf2Z
— Constance CraigSmith (@Concraigsmith) February 1, 2016
Robert Peston starting to look like a High St Mag seller
Wearing a Peacock mock fur trimmed Parka
Never looked like that at BBC ?
— BellMacdonald2 (@BellMacdonald2) February 1, 2016
— Christopher Hope (@christopherhope) February 1, 2016
At least Peston now has a back-up career option — should his plans for a new politics show not go to plan.