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Gameshow theory

by | 8th, September 2003

‘TV experts in the Express are of the opinion that if the show Who Wants To Be a Millionaire? is to survive it needs a “young, sexy” presenter.

‘Who yer callin’ eyebrow?’

It might also need to be shown less often – it’s in its 14th series already – and not be so interminably boring.

But in television land change for change’s sake is always seen as a good thing. And the paper suggests two faces who will sex up the show – Euan Blair and Alistair Campbell.

Only joking. The actual duo are Davina McCall and John Leslie. The latter is well used to answering questions under pressure, and has spun the Wheel of Fortune.

The former has a name that sounds like a sexy venereal disease and a voice that should save ITV, which broadcasts the show, any need of subtitles.

But favourite to be the show’s new face, if indeed Chris Tarrant is to be replaced, is Cilla Black. And in preparation for her role, the Mail says that Cilla is getting a new face of her own.

“I’m gonna have my eyes done,” says Cilla. “Top and bottom lids. Bobby [the now deceased Mr Black] would have gone mad. He’d say, ‘Who are you doing this for?’ And the answer is, for me. Hey listen, I’m worth it.”

The procedure is known as a brow lift – which should make Cilla high-brow, and thus ideally suited for asking questions to the needy, greedy and desperate on a TV show.

If not, she could always do Mastermind…’



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