2. I remember back in the day when Lembit Opik started dating a Cheeky Girl, and we all thought that was the definition of an odd couple. Oh, we were so innocent then. We had no idea just how bad it could get, did we? It's got to the point where you just kind of assume that whenever two people you've vaguely heard of portmanteau their names in a tabloid that it's all been done for maximum publicity gain. Does anyone even believe in celebrity love affairs anymore, or have they gone the way of Enid Blyton childhoods and proper Routemasters? Whenever I think of odd pairings, my mind goes to Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller. I can see what they both had to gain from the relationship, but I don't see the love. Maybe they were the ones who started it all... F1 Kate
3. My favourite odd couple are William Shatner and Commander Chris Hadfield. Chris Hadfield is a real-life astronaut who is currently orbiting the Earth on the International Space Station doing important space research. And tweeting Starfleet a lot @Cmdr_Hadfield. Or, more precisely, nearly every actor who played a role in Star Trek, including Leonard Nimoy, Wil Wheaton and Sir Patrick Stewart. But especially William Shatner. Watching a real astronaut tweeting mission reports (from space!) to Captain Kirk and reacting to orders from one of the Federation’s greatest heroes is one of the most bizarre and yet awesome things I’ve ever seen. Gareth
4. I think couples that are seen as odd are the ones that look startlingly different. The whole age gap thing is also adds an element of ‘what do they have in common?’ to the mix, add a dollop of ‘they are from different countries - how good could her French really be?’ And you’re well on your way to an Odd Couple Ice Cream Sundae. The cherry on top? She is so short and waif-like she looks like his pre-teen daughter’s best friend, except she has a fag hanging out her mouth. At dinner parties introductions go down like this "I'd like to introduce you to the former president of France's brother and American billionaire former child star, step forward Olivier Sarkozy and Mary-Kate Olsen!" Odd. Couple. Squeamish Nicola
5. I like odd couplings. They make me think that anything is possible (not that I'm expecting to wake up tomorrow and it's 1990 and Philip Glenister is there with a badge and a standard issue rifle. Because that wouldn't be odd. It would be delusional. Or would it?). My favourite odd couple are fictional, but Crowley and Aziraphale from Good Omens are the definition of opposites attract. They first meet in the Garden of Eden, Crowley was a snake, Aziraphale was an angel. One's good, the other's evil. They're actually the complete antithesis of each other. But they're bros nonetheless. One day they're both just bowling it about on earth and they realise they have loads in common, so they decide they're not going to let a small thing like the battle of good vs evil stand in their way. That's love.
I also really like the bloke who's 6"4 and his wife is 2"something. I don't know their names. Becky Shepherd