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Animal Sex On Lily Allen’s Chatshow: Call The Archbishop Of Canterbury

by | 10th, February 2008

lily-allen-crying1.jpg“AUDIENCE walks out on ‘sick Lily Allen BBC chat show debut”.

The Mail on Sunday’s front page promises much.

To the BBC3 studios. Lily Allen is in conversation. It is the “all-important first programme”.

A “live” audience is in place. Cuba Gooding Jnr, comedian David Mitchell and the band Reverend and the Makers are lined up to plug their latest product, blah-blah, talk about their showbiz journey and their enthusiasm for plate tectonics.

Allowing the talent to talk is a job for someone in need of remedial therapy, although a BBC source says: “You have to have a brilliant wit and be a real quick thinker to handle a show like this.”

It’s An Ecumenical Matter

But Allen will aim to be controversial. But if you want real polemic, Channel 4 shold give a chat show to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams.

At Lily Allen’s show a third of the audience are “bored”. A third complain the show is “horrible” and “limp”. A third walk out.

The reaction will be a “heavy blow to the BBC”, notes the Mail. It does not “augur well”. The Mail is wrong. Many will watch to see the failure. Viewing figures will be higher than expected. It will be front-page news.

Says someone who sits in TV show audiences: “She was halfway through her interview with David Mitchell when she seemed to forget the questions and launched into an attack on all the horrible things people had written about her on online chat forums. It was terrible. Even David Mitchell had to remind her not to criticise the very people who would be watching the show.”

Then: “Miss Allen then showed a series of internet videos showing animals having sex. Cuba Gooding Jnr summed up the mood when he told the audience: ‘I don’t know what’s sicker, animals having sex or you clapping.’”

Make the call to Mr Williams. He may well be available…

* Anorak was contacted by the BBC to create a show for BBC3. It would have been a winner…

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