Eight Out of 10 Cats, Channel 4

Did we like it?
Not a strong return for the comedy panel game which normally scores eight out of 10 when it comes to funny bits. More like a four this week.

What was good about it?

• David Walliams was the most entertaining star of the show, camping it up outrageously (but in a good way) and generally adding energy to proceedings. “I don’t know about petrol or oil but I do know about Fern Britton,” he admitted. “Once you go black, you don’t go back,” he reminded the audience.
• Sensational news: Jimmy Carr actually made us laugh with: “Liverpool , capital of culture? I came back to my car to find it stacked up on books.”
• The clip of performance art legend Leigh Bowery.

What was bad about it?
• Raef from The Apprentice who may be able to talk to princes and paupers but can’t hack it among comedians. Had all the awkwardness of Prince Charles and the comic ability of Gordon Brown. Made us laugh, inadvertently on his part, with his answer to: “Who would you least like to be stuck in a car with?” “A rapist,” he suggested. Sean Lock’s reply to the same question: “Stephen Hawking because you wouldn’t know whether it was him talking or the satnav.”
• Vic Reeves who has lost any last scintilla of being on the comedy ball.
• Jodie Kidd. Never liked her, never will.


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