What have Tyson Fury, Tom Kerridge and Carrie Mathison got in common? Well, they all appear to love a chesterfield sofa. Yes we agree that they may sound like strange bedfellows indeed; but the TV evidence would suggest that the boxer, Michelin-starred chef and CIA counter-intelligence officer definitely have a penchant for the doyen of English furniture design.
In the ring British heavyweight, Tyson Fury is uncompromising, belligerent and aggressive: we suppose it’s a self-fulfilling prophesy when you’ve got a name like that. Away from the ring, however, and he’s now a pussycat. His wild days are a thing of the past. He’s found an inner peace and now spends his downtime sitting on his lovely contemporary chesterfield sofa watching TV and eating his favourite ham, cheese and pickle sandwiches. In the longer term he’s got his sights firmly set on a match up with undisputed world champion Wladimir Klitschko, but for the time being he’s only got eyes for his lovely chesterfield sofa.
Michelin-starred chef, Tom Kerridge, loves his food: maybe not quite as much as he used to, but he still hasn’t lost his appetite. He’s also got an appetite for chesterfield sofas too. How do we know that? Well, he’s got form. On his latest series, ‘Best ever dishes’ he shares the set with a beautiful red velvet chesterfield sofa. Last time around he shared the billing with a grand looking black leather chesterfield settee. The newly slim-line chef divides opinion: some love him, others are less enamoured, but there’s absolutely no doubting that the boy’s got taste when it comes to furniture. More power to your elbow Tom, we say.
CIA Kabul station chief, Carrie Mathison, spends half her time hunting terrorists, and the other half looking lost. Much of that can probably be put down to the bipolar medication the Showtime writers have put her on. Still, she’s a clever so and so. The problem she faces is that whatever she does, for good or bad, she knows there will be unintended consequences. No wonder she looks so sad all the time. She’s never looked contented since she lost Brody; that is until she was drugged by Taslem Qureshi of Pakistani inter-Intelligence Services.
When she woke up in Pakistani Counter-Terrorism Chief’s house she looked completely lost: she didn’t know where she was or who she was. However, things changed when she spotted Aasar Khan’s lovely black leather chesterfield sofa. Did she make a run for it or try to get a message out to her colleagues? No, she most certainly didn’t. She lovingly stroked the chesterfield sofa and smiled for the first time in ages. What long-lost memories that leather sofa stirred up we’ll never know, but it almost brought a tear to our eye. We don’t know much about counter-terrorism, but if we have one piece of advice for Kerrie it’s simply this – go and buy yourself one. If a chesterfield sofa makes you so contented, then it’s a no-brainer – buy one of your own.
Oh, and while we’re on the subject, we were glad to see that the BBC found the ‘Missing’ chesterfield sofa. We doubt it’s enough to take the hangdog look off Tony Hughes’ face, or make him finally take his overcoat off, but it was still reassuring for us.