Dr Mumbo

‘Every contestant will be deeply humiliated, yet they continue to turn up’

Valentine (right) with Matt Moran and Julia Morris

Valentine (right) with Matt Moran and Julia Morris

And so to the “ITV love-in” in Sydney last night featuring many of the great and the good from the media world, including Seven west Media CEO Tim Worner. There were a few choice words from the voice of Come Dine with Me James Valentine, who also happened to be MCing the event.

Valentine clearly enjoys the gig immensly, as he described it: “The job on Come Dine with Me is the ultimate presenter gig. I am invisible, there’s no costume required, you just write away and then turn up and record.

“It’s the world’s most genuine reality show. It’s perfectly obvious from the format that every contestant will be deeply humiliated by the end of it and yet they continue to turn up and enter, and then they complain about it. It’s hilarious.”

And then it was left for Valentine to introduce his boss, the head of ITV Studios Australia, Anita Jacoby.

“I think most of you here at some point have probably worked with, Anita Jacoby,” he started. “You’ve probably been hired by, you’ve probably been sacked by, right? Received an angry phone call, that sort of thing.”

Dr Mumbo presumes Valentine will be on the end of an angry phone call today given Jacoby’s protestations she had “never sacked anyone in this room”.



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