Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Hero of the Hour – Adrian Chiles

BBC presenter Adrian Chiles’s delight in the simple pleasures of a pint in a park during lockdown reflects how so many feel

Television and radio presenter Adrian Chiles’s relationship with alcohol has been very publicly documented. In August 2018, he presented a BBC Two documentary entitled Drinkers Like Me and “investigated why alcohol had become such a big part of his life.”

 

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At the time Chiles surmised that alcohol was “the only drug you do not have to apologise for taking” and declared he “associated drinking with friendship and good times, as most of us do” according to the Guardian’s Emine Saner. Concluding, the BBC stalwart added: “The advice to ‘drink responsibly’ is the world’s most boring phrase.”

 

This morning in an opinion piece for the Guardian, Chiles announced: “I am trying to drink less but know a simple pleasure when I see one.” In it, he recounts how his “accidentally on purpose” visit to a pub during the coronavirus lockdown to get a takeaway beer with a friend to drink during a break from the book he is “endeavouring to write… working title: How to Drink Less.”

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After consuming a stout on a “rickety bench beneath a low-hanging tree” with “slow reverence,” he “gave thanks for this simple pleasure” and concluded: “I am all for taking alcohol off the pedestal on which it stands for many of us, but this was something special. We talked as we sipped, and then we went home, exemplars of mindful, moderate drinking.” Spot on and cheers!

 

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Hero of the Hour – Adrian Chiles delights in a lockdown pint – BBC presenter Adrian Chiles’s delight in the simple pleasures of a pint in a park during lockdown reflects how so many feel.
Adrian Chiles likes a drink. We join those saying: “There’s nothing wrong about that.”
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Matthew Steeples
Matthew Steeples
A graduate of the London School of Economics, Matthew Steeples is a writer and marketing consultant. He conceived The Steeple Times as a media arena to fill the void between the Mail Online, The Huffington Post and such organs as the New York Social Diary in 2012.

6 COMMENTS

  1. I feel sorry for him, I’ve been there and he’s just lying to himself that it’s a ‘pleasure’. Alcohol is the great remover, first it removes your friends, then your family, your job, driving license and finally your life. If you have to constantly question your alcoholism and always be super careful about being a ‘moderate drinker’ then maybe it’s time to just quit for good and start to enjoy your life.

  2. I dont feel sorry for him. I envy him. I wasnt nearly close to his consumption and i failed miserably to moderate my drinking. Alcolism isnt fun, but drinking is.
    I dont know if he can keep his moderation, maybe its true what they say, but maybe he will live a joyfull life with the enhancement drinking gives you if you dont overdo it.

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