Tuesday, October 30, 2007

ALL STAR FAMILY FORTUNES

Good to see there is still life in this old chestnut, even if it is having to rely on the vapid world of celebrity for its kicks these days. The show is on ITV1 Saturdays @ 8.25pm. Still hosted by Vernon Kay, who does a surprisingly good job of it actually, this series sees celebrities and their families competing for the top prize of £30,000, but only if they get more than 200 points and all of the top answers.

This series also adds a ‘through the keyhole’ element where the viewer gets to see around the celebs’ houses and guess whose home it is. Episode two (which airs 3 November) is the battle of the TV presenters – Dancing On Ice’s Holly Willougby versus This Morning’s Eamonn Holmes. Holly, who is playing for the James Baldwin Trust, teams up with her Mother, Father, husband Dan and her sister Kelly. Eamonn thinks that an all male team will take him to victory and picks his four brothers from Belfast to play. Eamonn is playing for The Bubble Foundation charity.