francis he makes me laugh when he does the weather, he dont beat around the bush he just uses whatever words comes in his mind not like these others weather ppl who use complicated words to decribe whats happening, he just says it straight down the line
Francis is just an amazing Weather presenter. Top notch guy.
He is very informal which is what I admire about him. Rather than reading straight off the stripts and smiling and arse licking for the camera like the BBC does, he actually presents the weather in a way that is personal as if he is your real life friend talking to you. In a clear, concise manner too. Perfect!
ALL WEATHER PRESENTERS need to be like him!
He is unbeatable, a true gem, Sky News is so cool to watch with Francis! B)
I think that must have been the forecast when he read out, literally from a piece of paper, a list of the roads in Scotland closed due to flooding. I imagine it must have been meaningless to anyone coming in halfway through.
I hadn’t seen the earlier comments (from 2005) about Francis until today. I couldn’t agree more with the favourable comments about him. His original, inventive style and his fascinating use of language can make the most tedious forecast seem interesting.
I think a big problem with Sky is they are obsessed with ensuring most of their weather presenters are female. Francis himself might be to blame for that because I think he has a say on who get’s recruited, who knows. I’m not gay or anything, but it might be a refreshing change if they thought about hiring a bloke next time round. Just look at the BBC, they have a fair balance of male and female weather presenters, and all of them are very comfortable and relaxed when presenting the weather. Sky might want to take a hint from their rivals, or if they can’t be bothered just nick one or two from the beeb as they did with Isobel.