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Byline: IAN HYLAND'

I wouldn't say ITV's new Saturday night physical challenge show The Void is the worst programme I've ever seen.

However, I did feel a certain bond with the contestant who admitted the last time she'd properly thrown something was the remote control in her living room.

Little wonder that, by round two, the commentator was already informing us: "Ashley (Banjo) looks on anxiously, as does Fleur (East)."

They were probably worried that their presenting careers were about to follow the contestants into the abyss.

To be fair, Ashley and Fleur did their best with what they had to work with.

Unfortunately, The Void is like Gladiators without the characters or the competitive edge, or Total Wipeout without the laughs or the genuine prospect of pain.

I'm sure it's great fun for the contestants, but there is little for the viewers to get excited about.

Even when the contestants tumble into the giant unlit swimming pool - sorry, I mean THE VOID - it's so dark you can't really see much.

"Have you got what it takes to cross The Void?" the commentator asked us near the end.

No, mate. But I've got what it takes to cross The Void off my viewing list.

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