Search for next PM to be televised
Groundbreaking television for UK viewers say TV networks.
Although televised debates are fairly commonplace in other countries around the world, this marks the start of a new era for UK audiences.
The televised debate is the brainchild of legendary composer and impresario Andrew Lloyd-Webber and will be hosted by Graham Norton, making it the latest in a long line of Talentlite Productions for the BBC.
The debate sets out to find a contestant 'crazy enough' to take on coveted lead role in the forthcoming production of 'Prime Minister' already linked with a long run in London's busy Westminster.
'Where can we find another cunt like Gordon' will, it seems be the question gripping the nation as we set out on the road to find the latest PM yet again.
Lloyd-Webber, famous for his long running Westminster farces 'Twats' and 'Fiddlers on the Hoof' has wasted no time in getting this latest project off the ground.
A nationwide search to fill the role (possibly for the next four years) is now underway and auditioning has already taken place in several constituencies throughout the country.
Competition for the treasured role of PM threatens to be the most hotly contested in years with candidates already turning out in force to 'bitch about and discredit each other’s act'.
A variety of hopefuls, ranging from the current holder (Lab), the wannabes (Con) and the no-hopers (Lib Dem) to the seriously deluded (UKIP) and the plain scary (BNP) have all been trying to impress the panel of judges with their well rehearsed but hardly disparate routines.
'This is so exciting' said Lloyd-Webber trying to put a gloss on proceedings 'we've been on the lookout for the next Margaret or Tony for some time and think we may have narrowed it down to the last three or four now. But rather than let the judges pick the winner this time....we thought it would be a great idea to let the public in on the act and let them decide. We think it would be really amazing if we could get them to turn out and vote for their favourite candidate.
Nobody has ever managed to do this before and you probably think we're crazy.
But we think everybody with even half a brain will be dancing to our tunes this time next year'.
However, one Westminster critic was not so enthusiastic about the venture and warned potential big-money backers Paul & Ashcroft 'Think again. This latest Westminster production has proved a complete and utter disaster from start to finish. It has been one of the biggest 'sell outs' in years and should be playing to a packed House every night and yet nobody ever bothers to turn up. It has been poorly cast, badly managed and lacked direction from beginning to end and continues to run way over budget with little chance of ever breaking even.
It's only a small theatre with just 646 seats but we are yet to see it full.
I realise it didn't help matters much when the last incumbent went off on a world tour to play God but most critics agreed it was a relief to see the back of him. Sadly, this understudy was never up to the task and the production has been floundering ever since.
The chorus can't even sing from the same hymn sheet, despite their extravagant claims'.
Entertainment for some, defining moments for others but inevitably thousands, if not millions of unlucky viewers will be left heartbroken when the role of PM is finally announced sometime in May.