YouGov’s 145th most popular TV personality also has a first novel out. Some of the words most closely associated with Jeremy Vine in the public mind are, apparently, “articulate, annoying, likable and intellectual”. They also go some way to describing his book, which is a heavily researched, somewhat contrived imagining of the events that led to the creation of Salvador Dali’s controversial masterpiece Christ of Saint John of the Cross... There is a breathless quality to Vine’s writing – not least in his enthusiastic erotic description (Eggheads look away now) – and a feverishness to the plotting that might in a normal summer have made this a popular beach read. With the nights drawing in, it feels like one of Vine’s election night swingometer performances – a little overheated.