Phoneboxes around the country have started advertising what promises to be ITV’s new version of Ice Warriors*. The idea behind it is quiet simply a wrong headed attempt to rip-off Strictly Come Dancing, the almost (but crucially not quite) improbably BBC hit. After all SCD resurrected a dead format, ballroom dancing on television, and added a bit of celebrity, competitive magic to it. Equally Wrestling is an old dead ITV format, which, by adding a few clebs battling it out in the ring should work.
Except the differences are slightly more clear when you consider what we are actually going to get. Genuinely rubbish wrestling, which by its nature will be fixed and possibly some behind the scene training on how not to hurt themselves when wrestling. I will leave it to Martin to eviscerate it as wrestling (if he dare): as a television idea it seems equally ropey.
But you can play an ITV video game version of it here. Which is ver ver boring. But you can play as Kate Lawler: The Trawler.
*A sort of Winter Olympics version of Gladiators from the late nineties which had a misguided plot element regarding dystopian humans froma an icy world coming back in time and teaching us the skills we might need to live in their world. Danni Behr freezing her knackers off in a mini-skirt & skates was no compensation for this grand folly.