I'm sure with only a week gone by since the tragic passing of Hayley in Coronation Street readers of this column must still be struggling with their grief.
Life, though, must get back normal and what could be better for alleviating the trauma than watching a load of alleged celebrities skiing badly?
Must watch... When I say that The Jump, Channel 4's new winter sports/celeb competition which is on most nights this week, is 'must watch', what I actually mean is you should watch it once, write a few sarcastic comments about it on Twitter (like 'This show's going downhill fast LOL') and then never watch it again. The line-up is appalling (Amy Childs off Towie, unfunny comedian Marcus Brigstocke, Sinitta etc.) and last night's curtain raiser was nothing short of a disaster.
Maybe watch... The world of TV cooking isn't exactly littered with good blokes (Exhibit A: Jamie Oliver. Exhibit B: Gordon Ramsay), but Michel Roux Jr seems like a decent guy. It pains me, therefore, to say Food and Drink (BBC Two, Monday, 8.30pm) is utterly average. It's certainly an improvement on the hyperactive spoon-related nonsense of The Taste, but that's damning it with the faintest of praise. The recipes are pretty good and this opener has Bake Off queen Mary Berry as special guest, but truthfully it's all quite strange with Roux Jr trapped inside a bright white kitchen and reading the autocue like an Al-Qaeda hostage being forced to send a message home.
Catch up... Mr Selfridge – Jeremy Piven and his extravagant facial hair are back for another run. Check out the first couple of episodes of the new series here.
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