Tuesday, 23 November 2010

You're Not a Celebrity, Now Fuck Off!

Yes, its the Gillian McWhatsit saga on ITV.

Look closely at her and her actions. She's a prejudicial woman that hates everything, has every phobia going, gives the impression of having never lived and clings to to trendy ideas like veganism. This woman thinks she has the right to tell you what to do. I strongly suggest that she gets a fucking life before ever daring to show up on TV again bossing people about.

She really belongs in a local council office, probably most suited to social services, where the most loopy decisions are made often based on the personal prejudices of the case social worker, which tear families apart or deny support to those who need it. She'd fit right in.

Of course none of us understand what a woman who seems ill at ease outside a sterile plastic bubble is doing on the show and why she freaks out so much in what is essentially a highly managed bit of undergrowth in the grounds of a five-star hotel. Quite why she agreed to go on the show and what she'd do if she was really dropped into proper wild jungle is anyone's guess.

The consensus of people I've talked to is that although it's great fun watching an aparrently neurotic woman descend deeper into neurosis, she's probably better off out of it so we can get to see the proper celebrities get on with it. A lot like Wagner on the X-Factor.

Are we seeing the death throes of reality TV? My heart hopes so, but my head says in reality all we're seeing is Television descending to the level of the colliseum, its bear-baiting using humans, a rather public inquisition, where the victim's suffering is just a phone call away.

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