The six episodes chosen show how reliant they are on the Dingles with 5 of them featuring them, and the sixth being Jimmy and Nicola.
What's the problem with being "reliant on the Dingles"? They're all different characters, they just happen to be in the same family, which is something the writers have chosen to do because it creates more story possibilities.
Was an observation rather than a criticism - just highlighted to me what a prominent role the extended family now has in the show. For what it's worth I think Emmerdale have managed the Dingles far better than say Hollyoaks has with the McQueens or EastEnders with the Slaters.
ITV were having to rebuild their autumn schedule from scratch anyway having pulled The X Factor.
I actually think pulling X Factor this year for ITV has been a blessing in disguise for them.
This I would say is likely to pave the way for the Britain’s Got Talent Finals to take place on Saturdays through the Autumn. They’ve got the talent and the acts ready and an overdue Final, so it’s the perfect set up for it.
A few factors could affect it though. Obviously whether by September/October it is feasible for such a show to take place as per the government guidelines at the time. Whether Ant & Dec are going to be available for the majority due to I’m A Celeb commitments (however IAC is likely cancelled this year I suspect).
And if there’s any reason why BGT can’t air then they could just go with The Voice Finals if that’s a possible alternative.
I think social distancing means now if BGT does go ahead it may have to go ahead weekly anyway so the show is only having to deal with one batch of contestants at a time rather than having all 40-45 down for the week. Still along way to go before September but if Strictly does go ahead as well that'll be interesting.
As for The Voice - a huge criticism of the show has always been the acts don't get the airtime to connect with the viewers so I'm not sure it can survive as long a delay as BGT in between the record and live stages. Personally I'd say as it is only two scheduled live shows that ITV should get them in the schedule once BGT ends and do them remotely. Idol have shown a decent enough show can be produced, although pre-recording the performance element, and considering it is all supposed to be about The Voice after all stripping it back to basics should work in it's favour.
Last edited by Brekkie on 21 May 2020 9:19pm
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