Advantages Anne Robinson. Anne Robinson. Anne Robinson. (well, I LIKE Anne Robinson!!)
Disadvantages Not a thing
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~ ~ Oh, the ‘mad cabbie’ really does like this game show.
I know that in terms of being innovative, or in breaking any new ground, or even in the amount of prize money that can be won it is vastly overshadowed by the extremely popular “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?”
I also know that its host, the inimitable Anne Robinson, is not everybody’s cup of tea, and in point of fact upsets some people enormously.
~ ~ So what’s all this got to do with “The Weakest Link”, I hear you all asking?
Quite a lot, in my honest opinion.
You see, WITHOUT Anne Robinson, I doubt whether this game show would command the high audience figures that it does.
Love her or hate her, it’s HER show without a shadow of a doubt, and people will switch on to do just that; love her or hate her! There are not too many people who are ambivalent when it comes to this particular lady.
~ ~ It’s the interaction between my beloved Anne and the contestants that really keeps me watching though.
There was a young male doctor competing at the weekend, and he made the final two despite the fact that he was as thick as two short planks.
All the way through the show Anne kept referring to him as the ‘boy doctor’, which he took without complaint. (the plonker!)
There was another interesting contestant who was a heating engineer, and who should really have been the winner. He gave as good as he got.
At one point Anne asked him what was interesting about his job, to which he replied, “Nothing. It’s a way to make a living, that’s all.”
At another point she asked him who were his worst customers, to which he replied, “Those who don’t pay me.”
Ah, it’s compulsive viewing, so it is.
~ ~ So that’s why “The Weakest Link” is compulsory viewing in the ‘mad cabbie’ household. Or should I say, the host, the wonderful Anne Robinson.
Mind you, I don’t think she’d get on very well hosting an Irish version. They’d rip her to shreds over here!!
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