What to say if you liked it
Well, that’s an improvement on other recent Saturday night offerings such as He’s Having A Baby and Celebrity Wrestling.
What to say if you disliked it
Kids saying the funniest things have always made good TV – until Ian Wright got his hands on the format. When he acknowledged his applause by saying “Too kind, Far too kind” he was too right, too too right.
What was good about it?
• Although the kids weren’t especially funny and were generally lacking in cutesie innocence, we quite liked the contributions by the posh girl who only watches Blue Peter and Newsround, the discerning girl (“My mum lets me watch Celebrity Love Island but I don’t think I should be watching it.”) and the serious boy who thought George Bush should be in jail
What was bad about it?
• It only took three seconds for the cliché about kids being seen and not heard was trotted out – and the script got even worse
• Ian Wright’s lack of rapport with the children
• The excruciating question-and-answer session with Anne Widdecombe, culminating in her revealing her favourite joke (it’s the armies/sleevies one!)