The Ayatollah wrote:I'm glad he's retiring, hes like 80ish surely?? Ive just got a serious disdain for celebrity shows, and have never been a fan of anything Andrew Lloyd Webber is a part of. Forsyth was good 10-15 years ago, but waaaay too old now. Thanks to these 'celeb' shows and Pop Idol-like shows we have been brought the likes of Jade bloody Goody, Kerry Katona/McFaddyen/Croft, musicians like Hearsay who were an ear-sore and many more. Plus I dont like anything Ant n Dec are a part of, didnt even like them in their Byker Grove days
He is 80, yes.
I'm not a huge fan of the BBC's ALW shows either (I prefer the ITV shows like Dancing on Ice, X Factor, etc; and Channel 4's Big Brother), but they do have their place on TV, and people obviously enjoy them because they attract huge ratings.
As IOV has said, Kerry Katona was famous before winning "I'm a Celebrity..." as she was a member of Atomic Kitten.
If you don't like anything they're in, then as I said before, don't watch. Easy. Nobody's forcing you to watch ITV whenever they're on; you can easily pick up a remote control and change the channel. If you say they're on the radio, in newspapers, etc, then just change the channel or don't read the article - they tend to be branded with the show's logo anyway, so you can easily avoid it.