Rant time! Whilst channel-surfing last night I came across a new programme on E! called ‘Celebrity Soup(E!, 6:30pm on Monday). Interesting, I thought. Upon pressing the little ‘i’ thingy for a bit more info I was shocked to see that it was the UK’s attempt at ‘The Soup‘, presented by the magnificent Joel McHale. I was worried, it could either go horribly wrong or horribly right. First off I noticed they’d got Iain Lee to host it. Not a bad move, sometimes he can be funny and other times he can be a little irritating. Luckily he was more entertaining and it definitely helped me warm up to the show. Basic same version of the US Soup, Iain takes a comedic look at this week’s Celebrity News and TV Shows. Included in the half-hour show is the ever popular ‘Reality Show Clip time’ which highlights the latest mad offerings from Reality TV. Unfortunately the UK version is lacking ‘Chat Stew’, a humorous look at Chat Shows such as ‘Oprah’ and ‘Martha’. Luckily though last nights premiere episode did contain clips from ‘The Tyra Banks Show‘ and ‘Richard & Judy‘. Overall I’m glad to see that E! have launched a UK version of ‘The Soup’, but I am very sad to see they’ve taken the American version off. Looking ahead, it does appear to return next week but for how long? It looks like E! will be making more UK based shows such as THS and E! News Live, but if that means they’re going to replace the US versions then I’d rather they didn’t.

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The central hub of all things Thomas McNab - a 32-year-old Yorkshire-born writer and filmmaker, living with a disability, and medicating himself with obscene amounts of films, television, and amateur wordplay. Find out more at http://tomsbrain.2ya.com.

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