Monday, November 13, 2006
I'm An Ill-Advised Pun, Get Me A Better One!
BUSH! I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!, ITV1, 9.00pm
And ITV1's shareholders breathe an enormous sigh of relief as one of its most bankable formats returns to the stable for another outing - no less than the sixth. It speaks volumes about the show that we had to go to Wikipedia in order to be able to remember who the previous winners were (bar one - at least we always remember Kerry Katona), and indeed the fact that having minimised the page about 30 seconds ago, we've already forgotten.
But that is not important, because we are not here to build careers for people, oh no. We are here to laugh at the antics of minor celebrities as they roll around with bugs in the jungle in the hope of making us love them the most. According to our most favourite periodical, the Radio Times, it's getting much harder to sign people up now that they've got the rather more cushy options of having professionals teach them how to dance, or frolicking on an island and copping off with other D-listers for a couple of weeks.
So, who's taking part this time out? The usual mix of the well-known and the rather more obscure: Matt Willis, Toby Anstis, Myleene Klass, David Gest, Phina Oruche, Jan Leeming, Jason Donovan, Scott Henshall, Faith Brown and Lauren Booth. And if any of those names mean nothing to you: seriously, Wikipedia. We can't help thinking that David Gest was an inspired piece of casting; apparently the mere thought of him was giving Lauren Booth sleepless nights before they even started. Hooray!