Thursday 22 February 2018

‘Even my dog listened to her’ – Sunday Brunch fans in awe of ‘Bat Lady’

Jenny Clark has long been a fan favourite on the Sunday morning Channel 4 show.

Simon Rimmer and Tim Lovejoy host Sunday Brunch (Matt Crossick/PA)
Simon Rimmer and Tim Lovejoy host Sunday Brunch (Matt Crossick/PA)

By Lucy Mapstone, Press Association Deputy Entertainment Editor

Sunday Brunch viewers shared their adoration for “Bat Lady” Jenny Clark as she made another appearance on the morning programme.

One fan of the show even said their dog “stopped and listened” to Ms Clark as she spoke about International Bat Weekend during the live broadcast.

Ms Clark, the founder of the Sussex Bat Hospital and regular on Sunday Brunch, has been a fan favourite thanks to her sing-song voice and gentle yet engaging presenting style.

Viewers took to Twitter in their droves to praise Ms Clark, fondly nicknamed “Bat Lady”, with one writing: “This bat lady on #SundayBrunch is the gift we all deserve this Sunday morning.

“The best 10 minutes of my life.”

Another said: “Jenny the lovely bat lady on @SundayBrunchC4 needs her own show, she’s amazing.”

Ms Clark caught the attention of a curious canine during the show, as one viewer tweeted: “Even my dog stopped & listened to #TheBatLady #SundayBrunch.”

Others described her as “fantastically innocent”, “weirdly captivating” and “one of the most intense things I’ve ever seen”.

Some commented on her storytelling style, with one writing: “Absolutely no idea what to make of #BatLady #SundayBrunch I’m split between captivated and wondering if I’ve been transported back in time!”

“Feel like I’m watching kids tv in the 80s, love that she’s ignoring Tim & Simon and talking straight to the camera #batlady #sundaybrunch,” one commented.

Some commented on Sunday Brunch hosts Simon Rimmer and Tim Lovejoy, who were seemingly trying to stifle giggles during Ms Clark’s piece to camera.

One viewer wrote: “Who is this bat lady on #SundayBrunch? I can see them trying not to laugh… it’s like she’s reading a bedtime story.”

Another added: “#SundayBrunch #batlady tim lovejoy trying not laugh.”

“Big up the bat lady totally ignoring Tim and Simon on #SundayBrunch,” another amused fan wrote.

Ms Clark was appointed MBE in 2015 for her services to bat conservation in the UK.

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