(ed: from this antipodean viewpoint i know who none of these people are – and i have seen none of the programs cited..
and am not moved to seek them out..
but that doesn’t matter – good/funny writing is good/funny writing..enjoy..!..)
Reducing him down to a Louis Walsh level of criticism (essentially asking him to say ‘That was good’ or ‘That was bad’ against a backdrop that looks like churned-up WKD vomit) is a huge waste of his talents.
The fact that he’s also deliberately ‘going young’ to do this – skewing away from the dotty old aunties who make up his primary audience to awkwardly dab for photographs as he did in the Radio Times recently –
– makes Pitch Battle one of the illest fits since they dressed Arlene Phillips up in leather and forced her to do gang signs in the justifiably forgotten 2007 BBC1 series DanceX.
ed: on second thoughts – i almost wanna see ‘dance x’..and arlene phillips(?) doing ‘gang-signs’…don’t you..?..
it sounds so excruciatingly bad it could tip over into good..