Britain's Got The Pop Factor And Possibly A New Celebrity Jesus Christ Soapstar Superstar Strictly On Ice. Geraldine McQueen (Peter Kay).

Britain's Got The Pop Factor And Possibly A New Celebrity Jesus Christ Soapstar Superstar Strictly On Ice

Channel 4 comedy reality show spoof. 3 episodes (1 series) in 2008. Stars Peter Kay, Jo Enright, Karl Lucas, David Hulston and others.

Trivia

The name of the show is a combination of several reality TV talent shows. These include Britain's Got Talent, Pop Idol, The X Factor, Soapstar Superstar, Strictly Come Dancing and Dancing on Ice. The "Jesus Christ" is a reference to BBC talent shows starring and concerning the musicals of Andrew Lloyd Webber, creator of Jesus Christ Superstar.

Of all the reality shows that make up the title, only Soapstar Superstar has its full title in the list intact. This is possibly a reference to the show being so poor, the ITV show was axed after just two series.

Britain's Got The Pop Factor And Possibly A New Celebrity Jesus Christ Soapstar Superstar Strictly On Ice, is the longest title for a British comedy show ever, beating the previous holder, the Sacha Baron Cohen film Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan by 5 words and by 17 letters (not including spaces).

The Pop Factor judges, Pete Waterman, Nicki Chapman and Neil Fox were all judges on Pop Idol, a (real) talent show contest that took the country by storm in 2001.

To give the programme an authentic feel, many of the production team were picked from live studio shows. For example the studio director was Chris Power from Ant And Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway. Other touches included presenting the credits in the standard light-blue ITV style (even though the show was on Channel 4) and using X Factor voice-over man Peter Dickson.

The Winner's Song sung at the end of the show was composed by Gary Barlow from Take-That. It was released in the shops and on iTunes on Monday (see our merchandise page for the CD).

SPOILER: As was seen at the end, Geraldine won the show but failed to deliver the winning song again in full as she collapsed from choking on a piece of silver confetti. On Monday Peter Kay was a guest on The Chris Moyles Show, appearing in character as Geraldine. She revealed to the radio presenter that Neil Fox did indeed manage to revive her, and she was recovering in hospital.

Jackie (from 2 Up 2 Down) revealed that, after the accident which had crippled her and her sister, their mum was killed 'the following summer' at the Lord Mayor's Show (crushed by a Green Cross Code float). To be picky, this cannot be technically accurate... because the Lord Mayor's Show has been held in November since 1751.

When the first two episodes were broadcast, the show received 40 items of praise from listeners. However, it also attracted 60 complaints.

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