Celebrity Bitchslap News. Image shows from L to R: Sean Young, Pips Taylor. Copyright: iEntertainment.

Celebrity Bitchslap News

BBC Three sketch show. 1 pilot in 2012. Stars Pips Taylor and Sean Young.

Press Clippings

Alison Jackson, who won a Bafta for BBC2 series Double Take, offers up a spoof celebrity news show featuring 'stars' (lookalikes) undermined by hidden camera and CCTV footage. It won't appeal to anyone beyond the most die-hard Heat reader but at least it might cause a few PRs to wobble in their Louboutins.

Metro, 24th August 2012

A spoof entertainment news show, using lookalikes to create CCTV, hidden-camera and cameraphone footage of celebrities behaving embarrassingly. This is unmistakably the work of Alison Jackson, who won a Bafta for BBC2's Double Take. Like her previous work, it takes simple, underwhelming comic ideas, such as Prince William buying anniversary flowers at a petrol station, and adds nothing at all to them, leaving opportunities to raise a laugh or make a point untouched.

Jack Seale, Radio Times, 24th August 2012

A well-worn spoof format, with roving reporters unearthing grainy footage of lookalikes cavorting riotously in the guise of the rich and famous. So, we see Camilla and Kate getting drunk in a studio, Simon Cowell sitting on a toilet seat carefully layered with black loo paper and Prince William at an all-night garage, in an abysmal scene featuring a turbanned sales clerk who is a throwback to Amusing Asian stereotypes of the 70s. If you love the worst elements of BBC3, you'll love this. The rest of you will not.

David Stubbs, The Guardian, 23rd August 2012