This week, the rumour is that the story of the Essex girls and their posh neighbour may be due to make a TV comeback. Those of a certain age and a certain sense of humour will have happy memories of the original TV series - but would the format transfer to the stage successfully enough to justify a new lease of life in a prime-time entertainment slot?
After the first week's twists and drama, I was looking forward to see how the rest of the house would take shape without the shows former protagonist and antagonist (Michael and Sallie), however I can already see what is beginning to happen; the big personalities will all get evicted, leaving the boring housemates to last.
How do you lose 10 pounds in a week? Answer: throw an egg at a celebrity. Your subsequent dealings with the tabloid press will be guaranteed to put you off your food. You will feel like you've spent a week hiking through hell; but you will go down a dress size. Within 10 hours of embarking on my own egg throwing diet, I was on the front cover of all of the tabloid newspapers. To my horror, a favourite photo seemed to be a skinny, bikini clad holiday snap from years ago, grabbed from Facebook. My phone was abuzz with calls from PR companies, agents and managers.
Every month, live from the Leicester Square Theatre, I host Mat Ricardo's London Varieties. It's the show I have always wanted to watch, and it's a bit of a childhood dream come true to actually be in charge of it. There are surprises, special guests, one-time only collaborations... What I'm trying to say is that it's fun, and a lot of it.