Film star Ray Winstone joins Jonathan on his sofa this week and the cockney film star admits he had reservations about the Olympics. He says, “I wasn’t looking forward to the Olympics. There was traffic and all that stuff, and also the amount of money that was put into the Olympics when it could have been spent on things like education and hospitals, things that we need. Fire stations. Having said that, they can’t take nothing away from the athletes, they were fantastic. It was a great event. It won me over.”
Ray also wonders how the Olympic stadium will be used in the future. He says, “How many times is that stadium going to be used? Once every six months? Maybe they’ve got a plan but let us know what that is.”
It’s been announced today that a new series starring comedian Dom Joly is coming to ITV1 in the autumn
Award-Winning prankster Dom Joly gets set to fool the nation in a brand new series commissioned for ITV1.
Fool Britannia, which is an ITV Studios production, turns the UK into Dom’s very own prank playground, poking fun at what it means to be British by unleashing a host of hilarious new characters and pranks.
No-one and nowhere is safe as Dom targets members of the public the length and breadth of Great Britain… they’re not even safe on holiday. From our confusion with modern rules, our passion for queuing or our inability to complain, Dom’s colourful array of characters are set to shock, surprise and shine a light on the comedy state of the nation… Read more & comment »
Comedian and TV presenter Dom Joly has been bemoaning the axing of BBC series Total Wipeout, saying, “Sure, it’s sadistic and makes us enjoy seeing people humiliated, in pain and in states of embarrassing undress. But if we don’t have that then what else is there?”
Speaking to the Sun’s TV Biz, Dom – who starred on a celebrity version of the show – added, “I believe they’ve wiped out Wipeout! It’s without doubt the nuttiest, stupidest, most pointless show on telly — and I LOVE it.
“How can you get rid of a show where contestants make total fools of themselves, hurling themselves over huge red balls and being punched in the face by walls of boxing gloves?
“This is the sort of show that telly was invented for!
“It has always been one of those shows that, once you had kids, you realised filled an important role in the list of shows that everybody could watch together without too much embarrassment.”
Join award-winning television comedian Dom Joly on an epic road trip around Britain in an attempt to fill his house from top to bottom with British-made products in the brand new series Made In Britain.
As part of this unique experiment, Dom will have his family home turned upside down and stripped of everything he owns that’s not made in the UK. He’s then challenged to go on a remarkable shopping trip, travelling the length and breadth of the country to try and replace all his foreign goods with British-made products.