Victoria Coren Mitchell - Writer, Broadcaster & Poker Player

Giving The Money Back

Saturday, 22 November 2008

The BBC aren’t SERIOUSLY going to give back the phone-call money to the people who voted for John Sergeant?! Would they also like to reimburse those of us who bet on him, then?

  I mean, jeez, if they do that then I want my money back for the voting/betting I did on Johnny Lydon in I’m A Celebrity a couple of years ago. Plenty of people voted for him - and then he walked. Unlucky. It’s part of the game. It’s reflected in the prices. It’s a risk when you vote. Time was when people were more likely to walk out of I’m A Celebrity than Strictly Come Dancing, but habits can always change. The celebs seem happy as Larry in Australia, sleeping on the floor, pissing in a hole, eating crocs’ feet, pulling stars out of rat-filled tanks with their teeth… no problem at all; for once, they’re all staying put and nobody’s quit early. Meanwhile, suddenly, it’s Strictly they can’t hack. Ooh, it’s a sequinned jungle out there…

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David Young at 11:10 am on November 25th, 2008

Do you know how the viewing figures for these ‘reality’ shows are holding up compared to previous years? I lost interest in IACGMOOH aftter Kerry won it and I can’t believe that anyone still watches Big Brother.

I really hope to see these programmes off our screens; a bit ‘bah humbug’ for some of you perhaps, but they’re a blight on TV. It embarrasses me that my parents watch ‘Strictly’. I’d far rather watch a show consisting of Russell Brand phoning up the relatives of every star-struck girl he’s slept with,


john at 6:32 pm on November 25th, 2008

I suppose phone voting should be like placing a bet… but it seems to be such a grey area… votes should count, they might count, who knows if they count.  Having kept John Sergeant in for so long maybe they do.
Anyway at least the cash payback can come straight out of the Jonathan Ross-I’m worth it-fund…  and there go the Daily Mail underpants, tightening like a tourniquet!  Everyone’s a winner.

Victoria Coren

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