Meanwhile A4e's Roy Newey twitters that he's off to India and to China to look for business.
Saturday, 6 March 2010
We're getting the inevitable trailers now for the dreaded "Famous, Rich and Jobless" programme (but no sign of Emma as yet). My TV listings magazine says that the four celebs "are given four days' worth of benefits (£39) and a roof over their heads, and told to go out and get a job without using any of their own contacts". How realistic! Any fool can live on £39 for four days. It's living on it for week after week and month after month, with no reserves to fall back on, which is the challenge. It goes on: "In an impressive display of effort and resilience, three of them pound the streets and manage to get work." See how easy it is! The review ends: "But the big problem is that it has more to do with celebrities coping with discomfort than ordinary people srruggling to get by without a job." Of course. I wonder which came first; "We need another programme with suffering celebs" or "Let's do something to highlight the problem of unemployment"?