An audience with the Pope
After the successful revival of the format in recent years with Lionel “Hello” Ritchie and Take That the original “audience with” format of a witty raconteur regaling the star-studded audience with amusing anecdotes in response to planted questions read by prominent ITV figures is to be revived with the all new audience with His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI.
Following the tried and tested formula big name ITV1 stars such as Al Murray, Dame Edna, Bill Roache, Ben Sheppard, Simon Cowell, Joe Pasquale, Zac Dingle, Lorraine Chase, Sherrie “Loose Women” Hewson, and David “the Duke” Dickinson will ask questions before reaction shots of “Mad Lizzie”, Wincey Willis, Kaye Adams, Tony “Adam Chance” Adams, Alastair Stewart, Harvey offoff Fat Club, Dale Winton et al creasing themselves with laughter.
Controversially his holiness has demanded that one part of the programme involve questions and answers in Latin, hence the presence of Ben Sheppard.
Music will be provided by a reconstituted (and mechanically retrieved) G4 with Michelle McManus on bongos.