Yes, it's true - fresh from her, um, success playing herself in those Iceland commercials, Stacey Solomon is having a sitcom built around her. Gordon explains:
STACEY Solomon is having a sitcom created around her in the vein of cult US comedy Curb Your Enthusiasm.I suspect we're talking something closer to, say, Dani's House than the mighty Larry David's creation.
Normally, we'd assume this is heading in exactly the same direction as that terrible-sounding wrestling thing with the Kasabian connection that Smart is always trying to talk up, but there are some more interesting names than the central one attached:
Its writers, Rob Colley and Dan Gaster, are shooting a taster tape this week with Princess Productions.Admittedly, neither have very much experience in sitcom - Colley not at all, Gaster apparently not much since Mumbai Calling limped to the end of its only series in 2008, bar a few lines for a Miranda Christmas special and a single episode of The Life Of Riley - and it does sound more like the sort of scheme they'd normally be providing knocking gags about for Mock The Week or Buzzcocks, but at least they know a gag from something else.
Impressionists Phil Cornwell and Ronni Ancona have been lined up to play the parents of X Factor star turned TV presenter Stacey, who won I’m A Celeb in 2010.Cornwell has popped up in Dani's House, amusingly enough. But as supporting casts go, that's not a bad one to build from.
It's just the idea itself which sounds without merit.
I suspect that at the moment they're talking about "a taster tape" rather than an actual pilot means that this is a project that will vanish from the planet like a poorly-held helium balloon. After all, what network would think it has a schedule hole shaped like a sitcom with Stacey Solomon mugging at the heart of it?
A source said about the sitcom: “There’s a lot of excitement about this project. It’s not just another reality TV show, there’s a brilliant production team behind it. There’s strong interest from ITV.”Oh.
Helpfully - in the sense of "to pad out the article" - Gordon provides some background about Curb:
Curb Your Enthusiam was the brainchild of Seinfield creator Larry David – known for producing comedies “about nothing”.Yes. Gordon wrote that line.