Short Takes : Robin Leach Happy to Be Robin

From Times Wire Services

Robin Leach of “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” says he knows people are laughing at him, but so what?

“I’ve become Robin Leach the cartoon character,” Leach said in Sunday’s The New York Times. “But the cartoon character, that’s not who Robin Leach is. And when I wake up in the morning, I wink at myself because I like me. I know who I am.”

“Lifestyles,” now in its eighth year, is carried on 168 American stations and in 22 overseas markets.