The BBC have denied accusations of ‘dumbing down’ today after it was announced that jockey-sized N-Dubz gang leader Dappy- real name Costadinos Contostavlos- is to host an all celebrity edition of the current affairs discussion programme.
Defending the move, BBC producer Jonty Withers said: “Now Andy Warhol’s ’15 minutes’ prediction is becoming a reality, we believe that it would be viewed as totally elitist to ignore the growing celebrity demographic.”
Describing the special edition,also to feature an all celebrity audience, Mr Withers added: “Whether you’ve fellated a footballer and flogged the story to a paper or you’ve had a ‘Facebook’ group started about you after you were the ‘character’ on an episode of ‘Come Dine with Me,’ a much greater number of us are now known about by more than just our families and the people who ask us about what we’ve been up to lately.
“We hope that this one off broadcast will address some of the subjects important to this section of our diverse society.”
Topics up for debate are said to include, ‘what’s the best way to fleece cash from your fans: charging money to spam ‘Twitter’ followers or pushing dubious financial products to people who trust your barely earned reputation?’ Also, ‘is it wrong to cock-block your mate if the bird is too drunk to stay awake?’
When asked for a comment from reporters, proposed host Dappy said of his mooted role: “I reckon I’m going to make a well good ref on ‘Question Time.’ When they first asked me if I would act as chair on the show, I told them I’m not having no motherf@#er sit on me; even if she is well fit. Then they explained I would be doing what Simon Amstel used to do on ‘Buzzcocks.’
“When I watched some DVD’s of the show they sent me, I wasn’t too impressed, but I’ll make sure that we don’t talk about any of the boring shit that that David Thimbleby and those politicians go on about. They’re always talking about reducing the deficit. I mean, people are either deaf or they’re not deaf – is it?