miss_s_b: (Who: SixAppeal)
[personal profile] miss_s_b
Colin Baker is going to be on I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here. I hate that bloody show. I watched it when lovely Brian Paddick and lovely George Takei were on it, and I hated the show, I hated Ant and/or Dec and I hated the concept, even though those two guys were great.

This year Colin is going to be on it, so I thought "Oh bugger, I'm going to have to watch it again". But there's a complicating factor. Also appearing? Nadine Dorries. One of the very few people on this earth I cannot think of a civil thing to say about. If I watch it, I know I'm going to get the stressed Eric vein and homicidal urges. But there's Colin. Lovely, lovely Colin.

So, I turn to you, oh wise and all-knowing internets:

Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: Just the Poll Creator, participants: 23

What should I do about I'm a Celebrity?

Watch it no matter how painful
0 (0.0%)

Watch the first episode and if it's too painful then stop
9 (39.1%)

For Christ's sake, are you insane? Why are you even considering watching it?
14 (60.9%)

Date: Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 04:14 pm (UTC)
drunkwriter: Me in South Park form. (Default)
From: [personal profile] drunkwriter
Depending on the whims of the editing team, it's very likely that it won't be lovely, lovely Colin that comes across, but tired, cross, grumpy Colin. I've met the latter (and, to be fair, the former), and this seems like a pretty unwise decision on his part.

Date: Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 04:15 pm (UTC)
ext_51145: (Default)
From: [identity profile] andrewhickey.info
Don't watch. You may end up discovering things about Colin that make you like him less. Plus, just imagine... what if there was a hot jungle romance between him and Nad? Dare you take the risk of seeing that, no matter how small?

Date: Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 04:18 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] hano
oh god, I so didn't need that mental image
Pass the brain bleach stat!

Date: Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 04:20 pm (UTC)
ext_51145: (Default)
From: [identity profile] andrewhickey.info
Exactly. Would any sane person risk even a one in a thousand chance of seeing that become a reality? I think not.

Date: Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 04:33 pm (UTC)
haggis: (Default)
From: [personal profile] haggis
Inescapable logic.

If I believed in woo, I might worry that by putting that thought out into the ether and forcing us all to think about it, you may have incrementally increased it's likelihood...

Date: Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 04:39 pm (UTC)
haggis: (Default)
From: [personal profile] haggis
Sorry! I blame the influence of That There Ms Yockney ;)

Date: Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 08:02 pm (UTC)
ext_51145: (Default)
From: [identity profile] andrewhickey.info
Yes, but it's lonely out there in the jungle, and there are some needs that only a woman can fulfill...

Pleasant dreams.

Date: Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 04:17 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] hano
I've never watched it, but thought of Dorries making a fool of herself is too delicious to resist. But I'll watch it on what ever ITV call iPlayer so I can fast forward all the boring bits (ie most of it). I fully intend to vote for Dorries having to endure the worst and most horrible things the show's producers can throw at her.

Date: Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 04:25 pm (UTC)
sir_guinglain: (UKPolitics)
From: [personal profile] sir_guinglain
This may just see Dorries confirm that she is electoral toast, though I suspect that she is proceeding as if she is anyway (boundary changes or no boundary changes) and is making money while the going is good.

Date: Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 04:28 pm (UTC)
innerbrat: (full of shit)
From: [personal profile] innerbrat
There are better things to watch!

Date: Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 04:29 pm (UTC)
haggis: (Default)
From: [personal profile] haggis
Record it on Sky+ or equivalent and then zoom through everything not Colin related?

Date: Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 04:45 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] magister
This. (Also mentioned above). With luck we can get a 1 hour episode down to 10 minutes and then do something more interesting.

Date: Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 04:53 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Don't tell the Dr Who boards but Nadine Dorries is an anagram of Nee Sordid Rani

Date: Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 05:08 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] gwenhwyfaer
The things I am spared by not having a TV...

Date: Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 08:22 pm (UTC)
daweaver: (hater)
From: [personal profile] daweaver
If it's any consolation, I expect to be watching at least one episode, possibly more, on the grounds that any half-decent game show scribbler should watch the ultra-popular shows at least once in a while.

If I'm a Celeb is anything like the sample episode of The X Factor last year, it might not be as bad as all that.

Life isn't all Richard Osman on next week's Only Connect, sadly.

Date: Wednesday, November 7th, 2012 12:24 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
One is left wondering whether it was his 'Come Dine With Me' appearence that put him on 'I'm a Celebrity...' producers radar or whether someone in the production office likes Big Finish and reads their online magazine, Vortex, in particular the wee article on 'Doctor Who - The Archeron Pulse' in whcih Colin Baker had the following to say on the subject of more reality television appearences -

''...There are certain ones I would try to resist doing, like Dancing on Ice', because it hurts when you fall over, I doubt they'd ask me and I doubt I'd be any good at it! Fifteen years agoI might have enjoyed Strctly but now the bones are too achy. I wouldn't mind going to the jungle (for I'm a Celebrity); I'd give that a go, see what it is like. It's a good way of losing weight , for God's sake! The best diet in the universe : survive the whole duration of being in the jungle and refuse to eat everything!...'

So you never know perhaps the jungle will make him feel fifteen years younger and Strictly will see a Doctor take part in Doctor Who golden anniversary year.

Cannot say I will be watching myself as it is not really my cup of tea. Aye, the tea might very well be in a fine cup but it is still tea.

Date: Wednesday, November 7th, 2012 07:11 am (UTC)
azurelunatic: A glittery black pin badge with a blue holographic star in the middle. (Default)
From: [personal profile] azurelunatic
Record. Fast-forward.

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