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Old 15-08-18, 19:56
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I used to get really fed up of Christmas TV game shows that feature celebrities playing for predetermined charities, answering questions ten times easier than normal contestants, for twice the reward.

Then I got fed up of comedy relief, big bl**dy nose day, Pudsey soddin’ bear etc with celebrities high on something as they try to boost their profile and remind directors they are still alive (am I sounding cynical yet?)

Today I just purchased next weeks TV guide and found a plethora of celebrity shows - I use the word ‘celebrity’ with caution. We have some silly programme which probably counts toward animal cruelty, as celebrities have a go at being farmers! Very entertaining I’m sure (I speak as a farmers son!). Celebrity, in this programme runs to two people I know of who, with a wide imagination could be called celebrities however, one of those is Louie Spence! The other being I-don’t-get-another-work Lorraine Chase! The rest are total unknown ‘reality wannabes’.

It doesn’t stop there, Celebrity Masterchef (aren’t we sick of cookery programmes yet?) I only know Carol Decker and Keith Allen. Eight go rallying: I know two of the six. However, hats off to the BBC for next weeks Celebrity Eggheads. Eggheads is a programme I usually like and, like Mastermind, consider having proper questions. The programme goes out on BBC2 Mon-Fri and I have no idea who any of the listed ‘celebs’ are. I guess I might recognise a few faces.

Surely ‘celebrity’ means that they are very well known, they’ve earned respect and enjoyed a lengthy time in the spotlight- not someone who has shown themselves (and families) up on a tacky reality show.

The awful thing is I don’t know these people, and yet I work in the industry!
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Old 16-08-18, 07:32
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Totally agree with you.

Most of these so called "celebrities" are from reality shows and had 5 minutes of fame or soaps and are now milking it.

Where are the real celebs, Perhaps they have been asked and they know and feel this type of exposure is beneath them.

We will not be watching.
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Old 16-08-18, 07:43
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Totally agree with you.

Most of these so called "celebrities" are from reality shows and had 5 minutes of fame or soaps and are now milking it.

Where are the real celebs, Perhaps they have been asked and they know and feel this type of exposure is beneath them.

We will not be watching.
Me too. Never heard of these so-called celebrities.

The same applies when many are called "stars". Stars are something bright and I have yet to see any stars other than in the sky.
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Old 16-08-18, 08:08
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Unfortunately these type of shows are popular they are cheap to make and we are stuck with them one minute nobody has heard of them the next thing is they are writing books telling us what a hard life they have had. I have a job to find stuff i enjoy now.


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Old 16-08-18, 08:20
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I'm afraid that these shows are popular because people watch them. I have to say I cannot think of anything less entertaining than a bunch of cooks trying to outdo each other. They are only cooks and that is it. Mind you I find that most telly these days has very little entertainment value consequently I watch very little telly. The same with the vast majority of films as well.
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Old 16-08-18, 08:28
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Have to admit to never having watched any of these so called 'shows', my only experience of them is what I have seen in the press and frankly it makes me want to vomit, it appears they usually feature nobodies who like to show off and think a lot of themselves. it never ceases to amaze me that people will waste hours of their lives watching this fake pointless rubbish!
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Old 16-08-18, 08:31
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TV nowadays is a complete turn-off; my wife and I watched Coronation Street, the only soap we watched for over 50 years, but we made a conscious decision early this year that enough was enough and stopped watching. No more arranging our lives to be at home between 7.30 and 9.00pm every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Unfortunately, there is little else to watch on a regular basis; the wife likes Casualty, we both like Poldark and Unforgotten, I like Endeavour, but as for the rest, it really is just repeat after repeat, and more shows showing violence than is healthy.

As for the 'celebs', the topic of this thread, we never watch any of them - they are pandering to the lowest common denominator, cheap and far from cheerful.

We have three TVs in the house, but none of them are watched for more than a couple of hours a day.
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Old 16-08-18, 09:57
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Roy,you're not the only one.
Our television watching has been almost the same as yours,but now we hardly watch anything but the news once a day
We are considering stopping the licence fee,removing the aerial,and using the television only to watch the occasional DVD
I know that there are others on here who have already done that.
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If you have Sky there are some very good box-sets which can be downloaded for viewing.
These are by far the most viewing my wife and I watch. Better than most of the Freeview rubbish.
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Old 16-08-18, 13:29
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We actually have a NowTV box, which we use occasionally, if there is a particular football match (cheaper than going to the ground!), or, come Christmas, we sometimes buy a month entertainment pass to get the channels that we do not usually get on Freeview or Virgin.

Catch up is also quite good on NowTV - we recently watched both the first and second series of Unforgotten for free! The only problem with NowTV is the lack of sub-titles, which is a bit of a nuisance with modern programmes, where the actors "mumble" instead of speaking clearly.
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