Fred’s £1m Menu is not so hot

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Over at BBC2’s new restau­rant show, Fred Sirieix was promis­ing there’d be “blood, sweat and tears”.

Re­ally, Fred? In that case I’ll just have the salad, thanks.

Fred was try­ing to in­ject a lit­tle ex­cite­ment into pro­ceed­ings – and I could see why. Mil­lion Pound Menu is the re­sult of clever TV types go­ing, “Hey, imag­ine if we mixed The Ap­pren­tice, Drag­ons’ Den and any old restau­rant-based TV show.”

Sadly, we must as­sume no one an­swered: “You could end up with a con­fus­ing mess.” It’s a real shame. Fred, be­low, is great on cam­era and he did his best to make ake sense of it.

Un­for­tu­nately, the e only in­ter­est­ing bit was at the end where we found out t if any in­vestors had de­cided ed to in­vest. The rest? Bog og stan­dard re­al­ity show ow pad­ding – with way too many y slo-mo shots of the po­ten­tial in­vestors walk­ing in Manch­ester’s trendy Left Bank. The first two com­peti­tors were only ask­ing for £100k and £600k – so the ti­tle didn’t even work. Some­one ob­vi­ously no­ticed. By de­ci­sion time time, we had one in­vestor hap happy to put in “£750k to £1mil­lion £1mil­lion.” That wa was enough for Fred. Soon, he was w hy­per­ven­ti­lat­ing on a foot­bridge: footb “Amaz­ing! One! Mil­lion Mil­lion! Pounds!” Yeah right, I said. said See you on ope open­ing night, eh Fred?

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