bo i tell thee"
"Pricks the bubble of celeb-worship"
If you like hairy-chested
ginger men wearing leopard-skin dresses, big wigs and latex masks then you
will love Bo Selecta!
featuring Avid Merrion
Featuring Avid Merrion as the Scandinavian stalker/host and
sketches in which he plays the parts of pop stars like Craig David and
Britney Spears in lurid, latex masks, Bo' Selecta! is a brilliantly
surreal take on celebrity culture. This first series (originally broadcast
in 2002) features a number of cameos and guest appearances from minor
celebs: Boyzone's Keith Duffy, Davina McCall, Vanessa Feltz and the
hapless Christine Hamilton, one of numerous guests to be interviewed by a
puppet bear played by Merrion whose feverish line of questioning
invariably results in him offending the Mary Whitehouse generation.
On the DVD: Bo' Selecta! on
disc features numerous extras, including a behind the scenes
feature in which the production team discuss making the show
("like directing a squirrel on roller-skates"), deleted scenes
including Gareth Gates as a Tourette's victim, which was deemed
a little beyond the pale, some bloopers and a feature on
the life story of "Craig David" with Kate Thornton, including an unmissable nativity scene in which the infant Craig plays Jesus.
There's also a commentary, with Merrion as his stalker self
watching himself with consternation (It's strange seeing
yourself on TV"). It's a pity we don't get to hear from the
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