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
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
Phillips did a pretty good impression of being Posh Spice’s best new
friend, while Posh talked about babies, jewellery, David Beckham and
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
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
Format: Masthead programme in association with OK!
TV station: ITV Network
Broadcast time: 8.30 to 9pm, six programmes are scheduled to run until
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