Sue Barker's Wimbledon farewell remind us of the importance of having the time of your life

Wimbledon starts today. And for those of us irritating Jacob Rees-Mogg by working from home

you know what that means the lounge curtains drawn in the afternoon as we promise ourselves

we will stay in front of the telly for just one more game

As many have proven, it is not easy being as relaxed

before ending up watching every moment as John Isner pounds away past dusk.

Barker has been introducing the Beeb’s coverage of the tournament since 1993

and in nigh-on 30 years she has been never less than magnificent.

Calm, reassuring, endlessly enthusiastic she is the perfect host for the occasion.

She never looks for a moment as if she is doing anything other than having the time of her life.