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  • Originally posted by Artoo View Post
    I’m more excited about the return of Neighbours - the real TV event of the year
    Is that coming back?!

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    • Originally posted by Wayne View Post

      Is that coming back?!
      It was announced months ago! Amazon have bought it. 400 episodes over two years I believe.
      I have a bad feeling about this.

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      • Yeah freevee so you don't even have to have amazon prime to watch it. I'm looking forward to seeing what they do with it as it had a pretty perfect final episode.

        I agree Big Brother at its most popular was due to dramatic housemates and arguments. Something I think Itv have already said they don't want. They want it more in the vein of the first couple of series and having it as a social experiment. We also know Itv cuts out a lot of the arguments from Love Island so I imagine it will be the same as Big Brother unfortunately. The days of Kim Woodburn roasting everyone is gone. I also agree with Artoo. I am excited about the new house
        Turn the lights down low and kiss me in the dark
        'Cause when you're touching me, baby, I see sparks..

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        • Matt Hancock has updated the publicly viewable Register of Financial Interests and it reveals that he received 320k for I'm a Celebrity (not the 400k that the media reported, 25% less actually).

          You can see his declarations here:

          https://publications.parliament.uk/p...ncock_matt.htm

          Fascinating stuff! He also received 45k last October for appearing on Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins, a donation of two tickets to the BRIT Awards (value of 2,040), two tickets to an Adele concert (value of 699.90) and 48,000 for an interview with the Mail! His additional earnings alone for 2022 were 446k (over and above his MP salary of 84k).

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          • Originally posted by Wayne View Post
            Matt Hancock has updated the publicly viewable Register of Financial Interests and it reveals that he received 320k for I'm a Celebrity (not the 400k that the media reported, 25% less actually).

            You can see his declarations here:

            https://publications.parliament.uk/p...ncock_matt.htm

            Fascinating stuff! He also received 45k last October for appearing on Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins, a donation of two tickets to the BRIT Awards (value of 2,040), two tickets to an Adele concert (value of 699.90) and 48,000 for an interview with the Mail! His additional earnings alone for 2022 were 446k (over and above his MP salary of 84k).
            I’m not falling down this rabbit hole, but but both Boris and May raking it in. Boris made over 2m from speeches and a book advance, whilst May makes it clear she earned a lot but only pays herself a salary of 85k

            Sir Kier got four tickets for Adele too, but they mustn’t like him as much and give him crappier tickets, as he’s only declared the value as 479
            I have a bad feeling about this.

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            • Who is giving Matt Hancock Adele tickets?!

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              • Originally posted by Thriller View Post
                Who is giving Matt Hancock Adele tickets?!
                A fool who works for UK Music Ltd.
                I have a bad feeling about this.

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                • A Fawlty Towers reboot is in the making. I'm not here for it, it's such a legacy of a show that I can't see anything holding a candle to it.

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                  • Originally posted by Spartan View Post
                    A Fawlty Towers reboot is in the making. I'm not here for it, it's such a legacy of a show that I can't see anything holding a candle to it.
                    John Cleese has become such a troll lately, it wouldn’t surprise me if he’s doing this just to piss everyone off.
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                    Loreen | Sigala | Lady Blackbird | TeYa & Salena | Lady Blackbird

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                    • Originally posted by Spartan View Post
                      A Fawlty Towers reboot is in the making. I'm not here for it, it's such a legacy of a show that I can't see anything holding a candle to it.
                      No no no no no. Just no.

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                      • Terrible terrible terrible idea.
                        I have a bad feeling about this.

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                        • Originally posted by Spartan View Post
                          A Fawlty Towers reboot is in the making. I'm not here for it, it's such a legacy of a show that I can't see anything holding a candle to it.
                          Talk about a bad idea.

                          I love David Jason but even he couldn't save Still Open All Hours from just not being very good...

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                          • Originally posted by Wayne View Post

                            Talk about a bad idea.

                            I love David Jason but even he couldn't save Still Open All Hours from just not being very good...
                            I quite liked Still Open All Hours!

                            My problems with a Fawlty Towers reboot is that it isn’t going to be Fawlty Towers. It’s about Basil running a boutique hotel with a daughter he’s only just discovered he has - it is literally going to be Basil in a new hotel with an all new cast.

                            John Cleese is writing it with his daughter (who will also play his daughter) but I don’t see how he could play Basil anymore - Basil was so physical, the show relied on farce and slap stick, and a lot of the jokes wouldn’t land now.

                            Basil needs someone to be scared of, someone to help him and someone to blame. I don’t know what that looks like in 2023.
                            I have a bad feeling about this.

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                            • John Cleese is 83 years old and I assume losing his faculties if he thinks this will be anything other than tragic.

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                              • Anyone watched Nolly on ITVX?

                                Really enjoyed the first two episodes, HBC is great. Was obviously aware of Crossroads but was not very familiar with Noele Gordon’s story so it’s been a nice discovery. Funny to see now how huge the show was in the early 80s - 15m viewers a night!

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                                • From @ColinGPaterson on Twitter

                                  The overnights are in and the move to Saturday night for the Brits has worked. 3.3m, up on 2.7m last year. Not back to pre-pandemic levels (3.8m in 2020). Mind you, as many people watched Celebrity Catchphrase featuring Bradley Walsh and Sally Dynevor at 18:00

                                  It started with a high of 3.8m and finished with 2.8m

                                  Colin also reports that TMS got 4.6m with a peak of 5.1m
                                  Not bad for the Brits - 3.3m for an awards show is nothing to be sniffed at.

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                                  • All I’ve seen on social media though is people complaining about it. 50 year old women watching a music awards show and surprised to find they don’t know most of the artists.
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                                    • Whilst I didn't think it was a brilliant show. That's not bad ratings considering the change of day etc
                                      Turn the lights down low and kiss me in the dark
                                      'Cause when you're touching me, baby, I see sparks..

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                                      • The move to Saturday night will have helped but I honestly don’t think the people it’s intended for are watching it - would be interesting to see a demographic breakdown.

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                                        • Call The Midwife has been renewed for an extra 2 series taking it to 3 new series in total and keeping it on air till at least 2026.

                                          We can all breathe a sigh of relief. It's a huge ratings winner though, fetching 5.2m viewers last night (compared to 3.8m for Vera).

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                                          • BBC have announced a drama about Grenfell.

                                            https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/20...factual-drama/

                                            Hugely compelling I'm sure, but will be very difficult to watch.

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                                            • Still Open All Hours has been axed by the BBC.

                                              Ironic really that we were briefly discussing it a few days ago!

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                                              • I didn't even know it was still going to be honest.

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                                                • Originally posted by Spartan View Post
                                                  I didn't even know it was still going to be honest.
                                                  Apparently, it had 6 seasons! Last episode aired in Dec-2019.

                                                  A Christmas special episode in 2013 (that pre-dated season 1) fetched a massive audience of 13m.

                                                  Season 1 would then fetch between 7.1-8.6m viewers per episode, season 2 would average 7m per episode, season 3 fell to 6m average and by the end, season 6 averaged just 3.5m.

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                                                  • Originally posted by Spartan View Post
                                                    I didn't even know it was still going to be honest.
                                                    Haha same, I thought it had been written off as a flop, I had no idea it had been a hit!
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                                                    Loreen | Sigala | Lady Blackbird | TeYa & Salena | Lady Blackbird

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