We were watching a particularly buttock-clenching episode of Parkinson, where he fawned over Kate Winslet and Jude Law. Both were completely empty-headed. My parents have also never encountered Justin Timberlake before, and it was a nasty shock I must say.
Dad: Who is that unprepossessing person?
Mum (from the kitchen): Urgh!
Me: That’s Justin Timberlake. He used to boof Britney Spears, back in the day.
Dad: He can’t sing a note! Look at him – all those weird movements, and that voice! What is this musical style called?
Me: I think it’s some sort of hip-hop.
Mum (from the kitchen): Tch!
Dad: Hm. I suppose there’s elements of that in there.
Mum (from the kitchen): Gawd love us!
Dad: And is he considered attractive?
Me (knowledgeably): He is considered quite the sex symbol. He used to go out with Cameron Diaz. They broke up recently you know.
Mum (from the kitchen): He’s awful. JESUS.