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Gregg plays the part with courage and integrity, which is a refreshing change of pace from much of this summer's smarminess.
With enough ruthless smarminess, they might become a JP or even get a knighthood.
THEY WERE A RATHER DULL AND NEBBISHY LOT, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF SPORTS HANDICAPPER AND D-LIST CELEBRITY WAYNE ALLYN ROOT, WHOSE DONALD TRUMP-LIKE SMARMINESS I AT LEAST FOUND ENTERTAINING .
Reynolds waylays his natural smarminess and vanity to play a young, fat and oft humiliated high school kid in flashback in this decent little comedy.
If you are anything like a normal human being you will so infuriated by this smarminess that when the torment comes to an end you will not have taken in one word about the weather.
His unctuous mannerisms, smarminess and shameless publicity stunts suggest a cross between a trendy Anglican vicar, a head teacher at a school hovering on the brink of special measures and a Blue Peter presenter.
Presenter Trevor McDonald plumbed new depths of obsequiousness, prostrating himself before the birthday boy in a way that would have embarrassed even His Royal Smarminess Sir Alastair Burnet, ITN's previous Forelock-Tugging- Creep- In-Chief.