Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Zombie Davina, a quick tribute

Davina, in last night's Dead Set, shown shortly prior to tearing someone's throat out and feasting on their entrails, in a literal way rather than the usual figurative way of Big Brother...

Davina McCall wins this year's Lucy award for "Celeb who isn't afraid of laughing at themselves and their public image". Although it was a close shave for "Dr" Fox for his almost self parody on Peter Kay's Britain's Got The Pop Factor And Possibly A New Jesus Christ Soapstar Superstar Strictly On Ice - but Davina scoops it, partly because I just don't like "Dr" Fox.


15 comments:

Steve said...

I'm sorry I missed this but sleep was calling. I like Davina very much and wish she could unshackle herself from BB... sadly she's had little success at anything else. Maybe a future in gore films is beckoning itself?

Brother Tobias said...

I thought she made (or is making, because I think she was still surviving as a dead person at the end of last night's episode) a convincing zombie. So much so that A slight chill ran down my spine today when I found her looking down at me in town from a hair ad poster. Credit to her. Only problem I have with the programme is that I keep expecting Simon Pegg to walk on lobbing beer cans.

Lucy Fishwife said...

Steve - I think she's a stage-school graduate - maybe the horror movies would be a better idea than presenting anyway, as you have a longer shelf-life (so to speak)

BT - Yes! And Nick Frost shouting "Cornetto", and possibly Bruce Campbell brandishing a chainsaw, but only in my dreams.

Perfumeshrine said...

She's terribly funny I agree!! (and I recall some stunt she did on that British driving-type of show with the two terribly witty guys, cracking jokes at every turn of the wheel: you know, one tall and curly-haired, middle-aged, the other short and quirky good looking> also appeared on Brainiac.....my brain is refusing to co-operate and recall the name of the show!)

Didn't know she did horror like impersonations too! (very successfully too, going by the pic which will be giving me nightmares tonight> what is it about too light milky blue eyes??)

Lucy Fishwife said...

I know, I've always thought she had brains and a sense of humour, and most importantly, the quality of being likeable and engaging. It feels like TV never quite knew what to do with her! The light-blue eyes thing - Rutger Hauer ahoy - isn't it because there's some chromosomal link between very pale blue eyes and being a psychopath? Or did I just read that somewhere?
The presenters of Top gear - Jeremy Clarkson is an object lesson in how not to let your husband get as he ages, and Richard Hammond is a shameful pocket-sized heart-throb for many...

JRSM said...

I had no idea what this show is/was, so I'm downloading the first 3 eps now. Will it make sense if I never watch BB?

Lucy Fishwife said...

I never watch BB myself but seem to have this horrible gossip-osmosis where, without ever watching it I know the names of all the housemates. I usually know what celebs are dating what other celebs too, again without consciously seeking the information out. Scary. You don't need to have ever watched BB to enjoy it, although if you're not a fan of splattery zombie movies I'd hide your face during the gory bits...!

French Fancy said...

Bugger, I forgot it was on and now it seems to have been pretty good and I wished I'd seen it.

I've always liked Davina - I even bought her keep fit DVD and gurned along with her when doing the 'ab' exercises.Only mine were grimaces of pain, not playing to the camera.

Lucy Fishwife said...

I think they're re-running it, if you get E4 in your neck of les bois! Yes, she did a lot of gurning, and there was definitely some ab-crunching but not in the normal sense of the word...

Nick! said...

The funniest Dr Fox ever got was on Brass Eye. I think it was him, anyway.

He said that a paedophile has more genes in common with a crab than with you or I.

On reflection, I suspect that he may not actually be a medical doctor.

Lucy Fishwife said...

Was that the one where they all said "we're talking nonce-sense!!!" - Chris Morris is a genius. I believe "Dr" Fox is not actually medically qualified but he may well be a Doctor Of Leuuurve. (*shudders with distaste*)

Nick! said...

Lucy Fishwife> Yupyup! That's the one. Chris Morris certainly is one of the best, and it was nice seeing him cameo in the IT Crowd the other week.
And I choose to think of Mr Fox as a doctor of music, Specialism: POP!

Because your alternative is just too much to bear.

Lucy Fishwife said...

Missed Chris Morris on the IT crowd but still treasure the memory of him on Alan Partridge ("...a spinal cord in a bap??"). He's one of those people everybody thinks they can do an impersonation of, and actually nobody can, quite.
"Dr" Fox may have bought his degree in Pop (with a subsidiary in Leurrve) online, like "Dr" Gilliam McKeith.

Nick! said...

Lucy Fishwife> Oh, noes, you didn't invoke the McKeith, did you?
The most vilest of the vile TV personalities around... who, if there is any justice, will only be remembered at all by history as the woman who made a living asking people to look at shit.

Lucy Fishwife said...

Actually (although it makes me feel profoundly physically ill to do this) I have to defend her - lots of people make a living persuading people to look at shit. "Dr" McKeith may be the only one who persuades people to look at their own...