Good on the cast of the 'The Only Way Is Essex' for putting on a live episode last night. No, seriously. The stars who lack any discernible acting or performance skills put on a gala show like no other, all in the aid of charity.
They put aside any egos they might have acquired from too much time on red carpets and D-list celebrity bashes and laid themselves bare, all for Breast Cancer Care.
The unfortunate side-effect of letting their structured reality show go live without enough time to practise their lines, rehearse their performances, or learn how to act, however, was that they were left looking more stupid and less talented than ever before. Who'd have thought it was possible?
Barbie Girls: Lauren Pope, Chloe Sims, Frankie Essex after TOWIE live
Of course, the blame really lies on the show's producers for creating possibly the worst TV show ever to grace digital TV screens.
From an audible "Go" from the wings, cutting to awful on-stage performances mid-conversation just as we were starting to care about what the cast were saying, it really was a travesty. A travesty of the best kind - who doesn't love being shocked and entertained by how simply awful something can be?
Viewers took to Twitter to express their utter disdain at TOWIE Live, but it was all good-natured. How can you hate a cast who allow themselves to be ridiculed in such a way?
My highest regards go to Chloe Sims and Diags for their performance of 'Barbie Girl'. It was truly something. They achieved, sober and live on national TV, what most people wouldn't attempt unless off their face in a cheap karoake bar in Majorca.
Read just some of the reactions to TOWIE live below...
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