A public row which flared up over the clashed scheduling of two entertainment shows reaches fever pitch tonight.
On BBC1, Strictly Come Dancing will start at 7.25, while on ITV1,The “X” Factor will start at 8 O’Clock. Both shows attract huge family audiences, which is rare these days where many people can have access to 100-plus channels on their TVs. To be honest, I don’t understand what all the fuss is about. Nearly every household has either a video or DVD recorder, so you can watch one and record the other to see later. You can even watch the repeat showings on Sunday or throughout the week if you have subscribed to an On-Demand service.
This row, at a time when Britain is facing economic turmoil, and that our soldiers are being killed in Afghanistan for a war the public didn’t want, seems very pathetic, don’t you think?