Well you can’t accuse the BBC of not giving it a chance – it’s got a plum slot on Easter Sunday immediately after rural behemoth Countryfile, but stories of development problems have been abound – four shows shot, two shows actually going out. This is the BBC’s reward to Mel and Sue for not going to Channel 4, basically.
It’s a show that everybody says they wanted back, well here’s your reality. Only Ant and Dec have really mastered the everyman family audience variety show in our current era, but if you told me ten years ago Mel and Sue would have been presenting the biggest show on TV I’d have laughed in your face, so we’ll try not to pre-judge before it actually airs. It’s not as if trad. Gen Game challenges (cake decorating, pottery) haven’t been the subject of recent hits after all.