Tanned, relaxed, but, not quite ready to return, Fox & Friends Weekend co-anchor Dave Briggs seemed to send his fans and followers a “miss me yet” missive yesterday. The handsome sports fellow Tweeted, “18 holes, a few Pacifico’s, 2 hours of sun, and a nap…all in all in a perfect day. Oh & there’s the beard! http://twitpic.com/140fpa.” (Yes, ladies, he sent his pic for your viewing pleasure.)
Furthermore, F&FW producers appeared to broadcast the very same message to their viewers today. As Fox & Friends concluded this morning, guest co-anchor Clayton Morris announced that Peter Johnson, Jr., would be temping for Dave this weekend. Even though the bespectacled, bow-tied Peter is more than an able substitute with the news, he tends to give off an effeminate, elitist vibe that does not jive with the F&FW audience’s more lively, Everyman expectations as often as Dave.
Rather, Dave exhibits a somewhat more masculine metrosexual side a la F&F’s popular co-anchor Brian Kilmeade. “Bending it like Beckham,” he tends to attract the gals, and, perhaps, more, with his boyish good looks and charm and his family man persona while appealing to the guys with his hardy embrace of all things sports and his robust appreciation of pretty girls. Dave and F&FW producers appear anxious not to let their audience forget.
Update: Dave Tweeted, “I am very emotional..after nearly two weeks of laziness & simultaneous growth, I shaved. I’ll miss the facial manliness but happy to move on.” (02/19/10 – @11:50 a.m. ET)