Well, I say we sat down and watched it. To be honest, what we really sat down to watch was the Strictly Come Dancing results show. Blue Planet II just happened to be on next. Anyway, how did I react as we feasted our eyes on this latest extraordinary instalment, narrated of course by living legend Sir David Attenborough? Oh, pretty much the way you'd expect: "Isn't that amazing?” I remarked, as we gazed upon the rich bio-diversity of the coral reef. “And look at that incredible fish.
Kady, who finished third in last year’s series, was thrilled to bits to be invited to switch on this year’s Christmas lights in her home town, Welwyn Garden City, only for outraged locals to start a petition, complaining that she was a bad role model. At the last count, around 1,000 people had apparently signed this thing – no doubt including one or two who’d actually watched the show. As a result, Kady has been told her festive switch-flicking services are no longer required.
But in the end it didn’t do much harm, did it? The show still enjoyed a peak audience of nearly 9 million viewers. So I’m starting to think these spoilers are really no big deal. If you’re fortunate enough to be privy to information that’s meant to be confidential, why not just go ahead and share it with the rest of the world in any case? To hell with confidentiality. Brighten up people’s day.
TODAY'S TOP TV: Marriage worries for Joe's parents in @BBCOne's #TheAWord (9pm). And #BlackFriday tips in The Martin Lewis Money Show Live (8pm, @ITV) (I hate how Black Friday lasts about a month now. Whatever happened to Britain's good old Black Friday traditions, eh..? 😉)
Tonight's TV highlight? Obviously it's ELIZABETH AND PHILIP: LOVE AND DUTY (9pm, @BBCOne), presented by Kirsty Young, marking the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh's 70th wedding anniversary. But then I don't suppose you needed me to tell you that...
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