You may know, from previous blogs, that we in Scobi towers have a rather unhealthy love of Reality Shows, the crack cocaine of modern televisual delights. Our latest iteration, presumably as a taster for the upcoming Winter Olympics, is Jump. Jump is a show where six men and six women of varying levels of fame - from Anthea Turner, (who surely has a full-house on reality attendance awards) to some guy who is a designer - compete at various winter sports, such as giant slalom, luge and bobsleigh. The slowest two each night then have to compete to stay in the competition by doing a ski jump, on what has become known as the three bears, with baby bear being the 15m run, mummy bear the 24m run, and daddy bear of unknown length, because no-one has tried it yet.
The show is hosted by Davina McCall and Alex Brooker. The first I am assuming is someone of which you have heard, the second perhaps not. He was part of the Paralympics presentation team, and also on The Last Leg, with Adam Hills and Josh Widdicombe. We find him a very amusing presenter, genuine and funny; perhaps not as polished as Davina, but all the better for it.
Anyhow, on one part of the show, the winner each day gets to share a shot of Schnapps with Alex. On the evening in question, the winner was Kimberly Wyatt, a former Pussycat Doll*. The humour around this section is that Alex feels a bit of a fraud getting the shot with a winner, they having done some kind of miraculous thing, he just presenting. On this night, he picked up his shot and proclaimed "how lucky am I, drinking Schnapps with a pussy girl . . . er, no, sorry, I mean a Pusscat doll". Oh how we laughed.
We have a fairly quiet weekend. Clubs, stuff, and we are out at a fiftieth birthday this evening. Sunday has not been planned yet, but it will be just what is needed.
Hope you have a good weekend, and speak next week.
==============================* A popular pop combo girl group from the early noughties