Soapstar Superstar, ITV1

by | Jan 5, 2007 | All, Reviews

Did we like it?

ITV1 may be lousy at almost everything these days but when it comes to anodyne light entertainment they’ve got it licked.

What was good about it?

• Zoe Ball emerged with distinction, doing a polished job of presenting. Much better than last year’s duo Ben Shephard and Fern Britton.

• Most of the acts did a reasonable job although we’d rather have seen a mixture of brilliance and hideousness.

• Michael Ball’s constructive criticism and Martine McCutcheon’s honesty.

• Elaine Lordan got the boot even though the judges – possibly fearing a kick-in from the hag – flattered her like mad.

* Leon’s pecs

What was bad about it?

• Billy Highlights made some pathetic attempts to be nasty. “You’re like a cabaret singer,” isn’t really a putdown if you’re a complete amateur. And he shouldn’t have been eying up Leon’s package and comparing it to whatever dangles between the legs of Tom Jones.

• Chris Cowey should remember he’s not a comedian. He’s a frizzy haired jerk.

• Jane Danson’s weak voice, Alan Fletcher’s Faith, Verity Rushworth’s Runaway and Mark Furzes’s Yesterday.

• Matthew Wolfenden’s 1970s German porn star look.

Luke Knowles

Luke Knowles


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