Brian Conley’s Let Me Entertain You, BBC2

by | Aug 21, 2006 | All, Reviews

Did we like it?

At least the BBC had the decency to show this in the afternoon rather than foist it upon primetime viewers. It’s a cheap, rubbish talent show and we don’t much care for Brian Conley’s cheeky chappie persona – but we’d rather this was on than another one of those interminable low-rent makeover/antiques/relocation/animal programmes.

What was good about it?

• Impressionist Ben Nicholas who didn’t have any good material but had a wide range of convincing impersonations. His sinister Fred Elliot was excellent; his version of Janice Battersby as a creaking door was brilliant.

What was bad about it?

• Conley opening the show by singing Fly Me to The Moon as he wandered through the audience. So cheesy.

• Most of the acts were awful, especially the women dressed as a Mexican man and a worm performing Tequila, the toe wrestler and the woman who murdered One Way Or Another.

• The Gong Show element didn’t make the show any more exciting – and we thought the audience was a bit racist giving the Asian dancers the heave-ho after a minute or so, especially after they allowed a chubby boy to get all the way through Nessum Dorma.

• The post-performance interviews conducted by over-eager Christine Bleakley.

Luke Knowles

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