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Not famous and a bit foolish; TELLY TALK with roz laws.

Byline: roz laws

FAMOUS and Fearless was, mostly, a waste of airtime, though it did teach us one thing - that you don't want to be driving on the same road as Jenny Frost.

The singer and presenter is terrifying behind the wheel, smashing up cars in a demolition derby and monster truck. The women in the overhyped Channel 4 week-long 'event' were far more scarily competitive than the men. Kelly Holmes sulked when she lost and behaved very indecorously when she finally won a challenge.

At least Jonah Lomu, the 23 stone rugby player who was hopeless at most events, was gracious in defeat.

The show should be renamed Foolish and Desperate For Fame. Sam Branson, son of Richard, isn't at all famous, and Kacey Ainsworth was billed as a soap queen even through she hasn't been in EastEnders for four years.

This series was like a trendier urban version of The Games, with events like street luge and powerbocking (running on springy stilts). I missed the more traditional sports of The Games, like cycling, gymnastics and diving - nothing will beat Bobby Davro's belly flop. It all dragged on for far too long. Chris Evans tried to get down with the kids by talking about "giving it some air" on the BMX bikes but he should have been concerned about all the empty minutes of air he desperately tried to fill.
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England)
Date:Jan 9, 2011
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