Are these the real housewives of Cheshire on TV?
I COULDN’T decide whether ‘cringeworthy’ was a real word or whether I made it up.
One thing’s for sure we all know what it means now after the screening of Real Housewives of Cheshire.
“I’m gobby, in yer face and I don’t listen to anyone,” boasted one of the ‘stars’ as if at the weigh-in for a boxing match.
Of the six women featured, four were the wives of professional footballers – so you can see how typical they are of ‘real’ Cheshire housewives.
God help us if they have to explain the off-side rule.
“Cheshire is like Prince Charles or the Queen,” said one cast member in a flurry of ineffable eloquence.
I’m guessing the programme won’t feature many female teachers, doctors, scientists or hard-pressed mums holding down multiple jobs to pay the bills in this representation of Cheshire women.
I don’t think we’ll be privy to any serious discussion on the future of Alderley Park’s BioHub or HS2.
We know what so-called reality TV did for the reputation of Essex. I’m guessing Cheshire will fare no better. Kings School in Macclesfield sends dozens of pupils to Oxbridge, an utterly amazing achievement for the size of the town, while Wilmslow High is nationally renowned for its incredible sporting achievements but instead this programme showcases is foulmouthed ranting.
God, however, has been kind to us and consigned Real Housewives of Cheshire to an obscure TV channel.