MEDIA: OK!TV: AN EXPERT’S VIEW - It may be trashy but OK!TV will prove a big hit with the viewers. By Helena Hudson

I have to admit I enjoyed OK! TV. It was perfect Friday night trashy entertainment which demanded very little concentration from anybody in my house (maybe with the exception of my five-year-old daughter who was hanging on Posh Spice’s every word).

I have to admit I enjoyed OK! TV. It was perfect Friday night

trashy entertainment which demanded very little concentration from

anybody in my house (maybe with the exception of my five-year-old

daughter who was hanging on Posh Spice’s every word).



Whatever my expectations were, I think that OK!TV turned out to be a

pretty faithful to OK! magazine - voyeurism, saccharine-sweet interviews

and plenty of opportunities to have a good laugh at some poor

celebrity’s expense.



Fiona Phillips, of GMTV fame, was the ’lead’ presenter, guiding us

through the programme’s contents. She carried it off superbly

considering the utter banality of the subject matter. Fiona kicked off

with the first ’interview’ with Posh Spice after she’d switched on the

Bond Street Christmas lights.



The interview took place at a posh jewellers over a glass or two of

champagne.



Phillips did a pretty good impression of being Posh Spice’s best new

friend, while Posh talked about babies, jewellery, David Beckham and

money.



The next interview was with Sharon Stone, who was put through her paces

by the debonair actor, Nigel Havers. This was the one part of the

programme that was truly toe-curlingly cringeworthy. Sharon took us on a

tour of her house and gardens in her designer green, shimmery ballgown.

She gamely laughed and fluttered her eyelashes as Havers made comments

about her house, her beauty, in fact about everything, including her

tropical fish.



We were then back on home turf with some TV celebrities being quizzed by

Patsy Palmer. Patsy and her pals were filmed gadding about town in

various trendy venues. These included famous hairdressing salons, bars,

restaurants and shops, all getting plenty of plugs along the way.



The programme was wrapped up with Phillips at the glittering Barbie

Ball, hosted by Elton John. Posh was there again too - no wonder she

never has time to eat.



Although the programme may be slated by the TV critics, I’m sure that

it’ll be a huge hit with the viewers, with many ’accidentally’ stumbling

across it.





Format: Masthead programme in association with OK!



TV station: ITV Network



Broadcast time: 8.30 to 9pm, six programmes are scheduled to run until

new year



Ads in centrebreak include: Cacharel, Homebase, Orange.



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