Showbiz insider: The ABC of showbiz

Showbiz Insider

Friday, May 6, 2016

talkRADIO's showbiz insider Josh Rom talks axed TV shows, the BAFTAs and George Clooney.

This week in showbiz there were three main events. An axing, the BAFTAs and Clooney. George Clooney. An ABC of showbiz if you like.

A is for axe.

We all know what’s happened with Jeremy Kyle this week.

There have been calls for another ITV show to be axed in the wake of Jeremy Kyle being cancelled, and that show is Love Island. But there is a big difference between the two.

Jeremy Kyle is a daytime chat show and Love Island is a prime time reality show. They have different processes, and the contestants have completely different reasons for going on them.

Reviews absolutely need to take place into the policies of some production companies, but another axeing would be a complete knee-jerk reaction.

Lets see the facts before we jump to conclusions.

B is for the BAFTAs.

Killing Eve may have been the big winner in the ceremony but my winners on the red carpet were Prue Leith and Sandi Toksvig from the Great British Bake Off

There was also another moment, when mid conversation, Scarlett Moffat decided to completely fan girl over This Country nominee Daisy May Cooper and her bin bag dress. I like to call it “bespoke”.

C is for Clooney, George Clooney.

Interviewing Zac Efron? No problem. Scarlett Johansson? Easy. But with George Clooney, I felt a nervous flutter, and I hardly ever get starstruck. 

The star was in town to promote his new World War Two-themed mini-series, 'Catch-22', which has been adapted from the novel of the same name, by author Joseph Heller.

But George was nothing but charming and cool, and very much in the mood for conversation.

You could actually tell that Catch-22 is a project he is passionate about. He did direct, produce and star in it after all...

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