NIGEL Farage has been drafted in to improve ratings on GB News, but what will his new talk show consist of? Here’s a good guess:
Not taking the knee
Not taking the knee isn’t really a thing, like not going to the cinema or not collecting stamps. So this will presumably just be Nigel standing up or sitting down. Excellent telly.
The worst guests in the world
Normal TV shows try to have a variety of guests. This won’t. It’ll be the same tossers: Laurence Fox, Melanie Phillips, et al. Even Mark Francois may not wish to be associated. Certainly don’t expect Graham Norton on the sofa amusingly bantering with Scarlett Johansson.
Crap production values
One critic compared the production values of GB News to those of a community radio station. This is quite generous because, technical problems aside, at least community radio isn’t obsessed with ‘culture wars’ to the point of psychosis.
A humorous interlude
Please let this be the case. Nigel could do a fun round-up of this week’s news called ‘A Week in woke’. A bit like Jay Leno, but with precisely zero viewers.
Very repetitive right-wing discussions
Just a guess, but Farage’s show will focus on precisely the talking points you’ve heard a million times before: ‘cancel culture’, is Black Lives Matter a Marxist movement, etc. Maybe he’s got something different in mind, like a wide-ranging discussion of British colonial history with Oxbridge academics, Benjamin Zephaniah and Bonnie Greer, but don’t count on it.
Strangely little Brexit
You’d expect Nigel to plug his pet project endlessly, but it’s all going a bit wrong. So instead of UKIP types, the show’s entire audience is likely to be Farage-haters and people watching it ironically.