Kevin Lygo, head of ITV studios was recently asked about the potential to have gay participants on Love Island, which was dejected due to it’s “format”. Fair enough. But when asked about LGBT+ representation, Lygo responded that, “there are quite enough gay people” on TV.
SO, you can imagine our excitement to hear that they’ve commissioned a BRAND NEW reality show, (with more heterosexual couples), starring duplicates of every other reality show; in fact, with some having been on others already. The advert for Bromans, which sees attractive and body-beautiful straight couples compete in Roman-style duals/competitions stars David McIntosh as the their trainer, and Brandon Mayers as a contestant.
Question: Is there really any need to recycle D-list celebrities, when you’ve got a queue around the block outside?
Don’t get it twisted, we’re more than excited to see shallow wannabes fight it out for celebrity status and a bit of cash, and we’re hoping there will be just as much full-frontal as Game of Thrones or Caligula, (wishful thinking) but… Where’s the fun, if we’ve seen their weapons before?!
I mean, come on ITV, we tryna run a business here.
You may think that ‘Doctore’ David McIntosh is sporting minimal material as he lavishes about in a loincloth; but we’ve already seen what’s underneath. As for Brandon Mayers, we’d be surprised if he wasn’t given a towel instead of leather baby wipe to cover his junk.
Although the concept has been given a joosh, we’re still staring at carbon copies of Love Island, EOTB, and Geordie Shore. Still, we’re sure we’ll see the rest of the meatheads appear in an amateur solo shoot at some point. Silver linings, etc.
From ITV: ‘Eight 21st century lads are to be transported back to the Roman Empire to see if they can cut it as gladiators. The handsome boys will fight it out with help from their loving girlfriends. They may have the muscles but do these lads have what it takes to go down in history?’
WHO GIVES A FUCK, JUST GET THEM TO GO DOWN ON EACH OTHER.