Maddow is an anchor who is, she says… “definitely not an ‘autocutie’”. And if there were any doubt, when she stands up from her desk, she reveals that the jacket is worn, not with a pencil skirt, but a pair of jeans and cumbersome black and red trainers. “And not just jeans – ugly jeans!” Maddow laughs, proudly, and then swiftly swaps that regulation jacket for a grey sweatshirt.