Fred’s £1m Menu is not so hot
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?