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Toby Earle

TV critic

Toby Earle is a TV critic who regularly appears on Sky and BBC television and radio, as well as Channel 5, ITV, and Channel 4.

He wrote for What's on TV and TV easy for several years, and is the former presenter and script editor of the BSME nominated Soap Scoop, an online round-up of soap storylines.

He has also been a Bafta jury member and a judge at the Broadcast awards.

And, yes, that remote control is surgically attached to his hand.

Six Steps to Saving The X Factor

It's been a rum year for ITV's rendered pop factory due to dwindling audiences, an uninspiring line-up of contestants, and North Korea's ruling elite slamming Louis Walsh's decision to not take Poisonous Twin into the live shows.
11/12/2012 12:28 GMT

I'm sorry, Homeland, but we're through...

What's killing me is that I know how incredible you can be and have been. I hope you find yourself again. Forget what all these people are telling you to do and how to act. Be yourself. That's what I loved.
22/11/2012 16:24 GMT

Stage Your Own Derren Brown's Apocalypse

Commuting; it's disgusting. Aboard a morning rush hour train you become more acquainted with a neighbour's elbow than its owner, are forced to listen to shrill one-sided perspectives of personal crises, and are forced into positions yogis only achieve after years of spine-worrying atop a mountain.
25/10/2012 12:18 BST

Five Ways to Survive The Walking Dead

There was a time in horror when survival of the fittest meant the only the most attractive outlasted the reaper's minions. The egalitarian devastation of <em>The Walking Dead</em> (FX, Friday 10pm) means blade-sharp cheekbones are no defence against hordes of the undead.
19/10/2012 17:31 BST