What sounds more like a past time of the unemployed than watching repeats of repeats of repeats of Diagnosis Murder? Well that is exactly how I am spending my days, and productively I am sure you can imagine.
However, now that I have joined this world it is no longer as exciting as it was when you were a child off from school with a bug and blagging the extra few days to enjoy watching television all day and having no work to do.
Now you may think this is going to becoming depressing because when you were a kid the allure of Diagnosis Murder is not as enticing now that I am racked with guilt as I try to find a job.
But no, it is more that it is a repeat of an episode I can remember word perfect and already know who the killer is.
For example today I saw John Schneider, better known as Superman’s father in Smallville, turn up and already know what the next few episodes are building to and how they will beat it.
So a word of warning to any young readers, if you think you are living the high life by watching old shows when you should be at school don’t do it otherwise you are ruining your future.
So Emma might be missing her daily Loose Women fixture but currently I am enjoying its summer replacement Let’s Do Lunch… with Gino and Mel.
On the face of it is just another daytime cookery programme with a celebrity guest promoting whatever they are doing at the moment.
However, Italian chef Gino D’Acampo brings a cheekiness that makes it instantly watchable. For instance he started Wednesday’s show by discussing how he was intimidated by bush which led to the audience stifling giggles.
He was in fact talking about his fear of eating stinging nettles for one feature of the show where Gino was challenged by the World Champion stinging nettle eater.
These hilarious accidental slips from what is expected from daytime television do not happen every once in a while you know it is only five minutes until there is another incident where Gino might, because of his accent, mispronounces sheet as shit and peas as piss.
If this was any other chef, for example Gordon Ramsey or Jamie Oliver, it would be disregarded as smut but because it is Gino his looks and his supposed naivety when it comes to understanding the English language make him adorable to the predominantly female audience.
Although I have seen him on Keith Lemon’s Celebrity Juice and he definitely does keep himself clean for his role on This Morning.
It is all left to Mel Sykes to make the programme understandable for when everything does go too bizarre and the show needs someone to make it normal or for someone to talk to the camera when Gino gets distracted flirting with someone in the audience.
There is one thing that is slightly off putting for a lunch time show – Gino is challenged to break a world challenge. Today it was to eat an onion in under 43 seconds in order to break the World Guinness record. And safe to say after watching three people attempt to eat raw onion I will not be eating my lunch with Gino and Mel just right now…