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Scraping The Barrel

by | 10th, January 2004

‘IT is not the celebrities who are under pressure in tonight’s Celebrities Under Pressure, it is the poor viewer who will once again be called to recall where on earth they have come across the three “stars” of the programme before.

Terri was used to making a right tit of herself

To help: John Fashanu was a footballer, but is infinitely more famous not only for appearing as a defendant in a trial on match-fixing charges (of which he was acquitted) but also for his appearance on last year’s I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here.

Terri Dwyer is an actress, who used to play a character called Ruth Osborne in Hollyoaks before leaving the teen soap for bigger and better things. She appeared in Channel 4’s The Games last year, thus boosting her profile enough to win her a part on, er, Hollyoaks again.

And Ken Morley won brief fame as Reg Holdsworth in Coronation Street before he too started suffering from delusions of grandeur – and now is best known for appearing in advertisements for windows.

Not exactly the cream of the crop, but such is the way with celebrity programmes on TV these days that anyone who has ever appeared on TV, however fleetingly, has effectively secured a job for life.

Tonight, our terrible trio try to win prizes for a nominated family by playing hockey, trying to master a remote-controlled car and working in a takeaway (the latter being good practice, one imagines, for the job offers that lie ahead).

NB In some regions, the programme will be broadcast under a different title – Scraping The Barrel.’

Posted: 10th, January 2004 | In: Celebrities Comment | TrackBack | Permalink