It’s a desperate kind of statement isn’t it? If I told you that yesterday we’d lost our only offer on the house after 2.5 years you might think it was about us. Huh. I was just reading about Sian Lloyd’s recent marriage to Jonathan Ashman. Sian had become a good friend of ours at BT at some of our Tate events. But Jonathan’s name rang a bell – surely he wasn’t the guy at the RAC when we were doing the Rally championship back in the late 80’s? Indeed he was and he’s become a ‘millionaire racing tycoon’ in the meantime.
That wealth status seems to have happened to so many of the guys I knew at that time. Perhaps 15 -2o guys – a lot of personal contacts! What the frig was I doing not to spot the opportunity myself? God knows. But I must have been as blind as a frigging bat.
But hey. It’s ok and in almost all cases I’m very happy for the people concerned (inc J and S). I haven’t got time for self-pity. And I hope to meet many, many more people who achieve similar success and for some of the dust to rub off. So what’s this posting all about? Well ‘I’ll Do Anything’ is the next big reality show to be showcased by the BBC. It’s the search for the new Oliver and Nancy from Oliver! Deep despair. Shockingly it will have Graham Norton as host and Lord ALW as main beneficiary of all that free licence-paid publicity. No news yet on panellists/judges which is a shame because I’d been complaining about the camping-up of the BBC’s Saturday night output. So maybe some change with this, the umpteenth derivative project? Maybe, but the only celebrity name on the panel released so far is that of Cameron Macintosh. Well that’s butched it up a notch ot two. I mean what was I thinking of? Just please don’t tell me the Barrowlad’s top talent-picker.
Do you remember and half-wish for the days when serial womaniser and complete tosser Hughie ‘most sincerely’ Green used to dominate all this next new talent stuff? If it’s not the BBC’s campanorgy it’s ITV’s makecowellricherthancroesus equivalent(s). And I’ve met neither LALW nor SC so how can they be sooooooo successful?
And do they care? Nada.