18/08/2015 16:08 BST | Updated 18/08/2016 06:59 BST

I Wonder What Jar Jar Binks is Doing Right Now?

I don't know about you but I'm beside myself with excitement about the new Star Wars movie. Episode VII The Force Awakens looks amazing and I've watched the trailers countless times when I clearly should have been working. A hooded baddie with a scary light sabre, new shiny TIE Fighters, Han Solo back from the retirement village and Storm Troopers who look as hard as nails. What's not to love?

New director J.J. Abrams looks like just the guy to rescue the films from the heartache of the terrible prequels. That's right, George Lucas had the Star Wars franchise taken off him and placed into 'care' because he wasn't looking after it properly any more.

George might be able to have supervised visits to see Star Wars at the Abram's house, but that's about it.

The reason Lucas' prequels fell so flat was because of one character - Jar Jar Binks, a CGI abomination, a mood destroying clown that will haunt the collective consciousness of a generation.

So as I expectantly queue with other Star Wars fans to watch the new movie this Xmas, I'll take a moment to stop and wonder what Jar Jar is doing right now, then I'll go get my popcorn.

Here's my take on this -