Get a bunch of numpties together, stick an oversized prosthetic head of a well known celebrity on their own heads, and then have them complete a variety of physical celebrity-inspired challenges, in a game show which hopefully should be a barrel of laughs for not only the participants, but the viewing public too.
By Andy Simon @AndySimon55
ITV seem to be having a bit of a creative spree at the moment, what with new gameshow Babushka, soon to replace flagship teatime show The Chase for six weeks while the cast and crew of that successful show, take a well earned break.
More about Babushka later.
Then of course there was The Nightly Show. Admittedly; it's not a game show but it was without doubt, disastrous. And it is with trepidation that I'm rather reluctant to watch ITV's new Sunday evening prime-time creation, "Big Heads."
Well let's face it. After watching a good bit of The Nightly Show, the experience did not exactly enhance my faith in ITV's ability for making entertainment programmes.
The aim in Big Heads, is to get a bunch of numpties together, stick an oversized prosthetic head of a well known celebrity on their own heads, and then have them complete a variety of physical celebrity-inspired challenges, in a game show which hopefully should be a barrel of laughs for not only the participants, but the viewing public too.
The celebrity heads in episode one were Donald Trump, Simon Cowell, Adele, Sir Mo Farah, Camilla Parker Bowls, Benjamin Cumberbach, Albert Einstein and Prime Minister Theresa May.
The whole thing reminded me of BBC's It's A Knockout.
In the first game, "Bouncers", the contestants had to get into the venue via a speeding treadmill avoiding the two big bouncers guarding the entrance. Unfortunately Theresa May didn't make it and was out of the game in this first round.
Wondering if that was an omen for the approaching election?
In the next round, the bigheads had to fill up their respective oversized Champaign flutes by filling their much smaller glasses from a huge Champaign bottle whilst trying to stay upright on a slippery rotating circular floor.
Fascinating . . . NOT!
In the next round the remaining numpties were pursued by a big pantomime shark, and in the next round the two bigheads remaining, had to do battle in a rather pointless award ceremony.
It's nice to see where ITV's advertising revenue has gone. I'm shaking my head in despair at this point.
In the final round, the last surviving bighead had to jump high enough on a trampoline in order to get his bighead in the same picture frame as another celebrity bighead.
What a ridiculous way to win ten grand.
I was losing the will to live by this point.
Well; what can I say? Bigheads is about as daft as you can get. It also smacks a little bit of "Insulting one's intelligence?"
Even the shows host, "Jason Manford" said, "I'm really looking forward to you all seeing Big Heads. It's the daftest show I've ever been involved in and I've done a lot of daft shows!"
Well Jason, here's another one to add to your CV
Yes; this show is without doubt, daft. It's also rather pointless, very repetitive with regard to its gameplay, not really all that original, and for me, a rather humiliating way to get your hands on ten thousand quid.
I'd rather go on Tipping Point and be a numpty there.
But some will watch it I suppose.
Don't think I will be one of them.
ITV's new game show, "Big Heads", continues next Sunday at 7pm.
Personally; I'll stick my headphones on and play some music until The Durrells comes on at 8.
Thanks for reading.