BEEB NEED TO AVA WORD ABOUT THIS
BBC1 were scraping the barrel for contestants on Let’s Dance for Sport Relief. Ava Vidal? ‘Ave a word. Ava ( right) is a comedian, apparently. The only laugh in her routine came when the director unwisely cut to a shot of the judging panel. Talk about stony faces. I’ve seen jollier looking juries in a murder trial.
Speaking of which, host Alex Jones continued to drown every gag at birth.
She was particularly flummoxed by judge Vic Reeves, whose surreal humour was not just on a different wavelength, but an entirely different technology.
Her trying to understand his jokes was like a confused pensioner trying to pick up Radio 2 on a toaster.
Bizarrely, co-host Steve Jones did several links with one hand around her neck. Nice idea, pal, but you are supposed to use both.
Steve was also gripped, but not around the neck, by Shameless actress Alice Barry. He called her a “national treasure” and she went straight for his crown jewels.
The heat was deservedly won by Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards, who did the Austin Powers Soul Bossa Nova.
As a ski-jumper, Eddie is used to a plummeting sensation.
After that performance, so is Ava Vidal.