At some points it felt as though Ed Balls had merely exchanged one bear pit for another; at others it bordered on poignant.Barbara Ellen, The Guardian, 26th November 2017
This opening episode was fine, but nothing really stood out.Ian Wolf, On The Box, 20th November 2017
In which Celebrity Juice's Keith Lemon and Take Me Out's Paddy McGuinness recreate a host of iconic movies with the help of a range of celebrity guests and friends. This week it's Dirty Dancing getting a remix with stars including Larry Lamb, Kimberly Wyatt, John Barrowman and Jessica Hynes (Oh God, why, Jessica?) pitching up to help out, while Keith plays Jennifer Grey's Baby with Paddy as Mr Swayze. It's bloody awful.Ben Arnold, The Guardian, 6th May 2017
This week's guests included Phill Jupitus (good comedian) and Kimberly Wyatt (not sure who she is). There was also David Hasselhoff in the role of the "Authenticator", making sure everything discussed was correct and providing extra information. I suppose it is a suitable title as you can't really call him an "Expert", unless you want to know how to make rubbish TV programmes and make it big in the German music charts.
Ask Rhod Gilbert mixes obscure knowledge and debate with very cheap laughs. In the first edition of the new series we learnt that a dog is as clever as a two-year-old, how many words we use on average in a lifetime, and that it was Hugh Heffner who brought Pamela Anderson into Baywatch (I think we can skip past that last one).
However, we also experience the traditional end-of-show humiliation in which Langford always gets mocked in some stupid way. In this week's edition it was to see which was the most dangerous foodstuff, which was tested by firing different items of food at him. This included water balloons filled with gravy and a gun firing 99 ice creams at him.
One issue I have with this show is that Gilbert announces who has won each round, despite the fact that there is no winner. Now, obviously there are some panel shows in which the scoring is irrelevant like I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, but it's not as if there is any "competitive element" in it like ISIHAC has, so why have winners in the first place?
Ask Rhod Gilbert does have some laughs, but it's not the most brilliant show by any stretch of the imagination.Ian Wolf, Giggle Beats, 26th September 2011
The most amazing fact about this show is that Chris records it in the evening after getting up at stupid o'clock to do his Radio 1 breakfast show.
So never mind if it makes you laugh or not, just give the guy a massive round of applause for being awake.
But it is very funny and a ridiculous amount of effort goes into making the questions - also posed by the celebrities - even more entertaining than the answers.
Joining Chris for the first show tonight are Ugly Betty's America Ferrera, Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt and the only marginally less gorgeous Alan Carr whose own chat show is on right before this one.Jane Simon, The Mirror, 15th July 2011