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Bang On Autocue

by | 18th, September 2003

‘THIS column has long championed daytime television. With its shameless plugs, lightweight presenters (Paul Ross) and cheap productions, it’s interesting for its flaws.

A Sykes for sore eyes

For fans of error spotting, for those of a cynical bent who laugh at hapless presenters and wonder how they ever got on TV, we, in association with ITV, give you Today with Des and Mel.

The premise is simple. Des O’Connor says a few topical funnies, sets up guests to deliver their amusing anecdotes and jokes, while Mel smiles and thanks them for turning up.

As we say, it’s simple.

The problems, and with it the fun, begin when Mel speaks. Earlier in the week, Mel managed to ask the same question twice to a contestant on a phone-in competition. Since she only asked five in total, this was no little thing.

After the final gong had sounded, Mel failed to realise her mistake and with raised eyebrow told the world the correct answer. And what a relief that it was the same answer as the one she’d given us ten seconds earlier.

It is unfair to pick on one moment – when there are so many more. We urge you to watch, and thereby to keep Mel on our screens.

Kelly Brook sadly went away. Mel can save the day. The bimbo is not dead – she’s just died her hair black…’



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