Frank Skinner returns to his den of disgruntlement for a new run of Orwellian humbuggery. Tonight's panel comprises Goggleboxer Scarlett Moffatt, Tardis tenant Pearl Mackie and Britain's grouch laureate Charlie Brooker. Life experiences being lined up on the conveyor belt of calamity tonight include foot-based faux pas Crocs, the awkwardness accompanying a haircut and the little cylinder of sadness accompanying every visit to a hotel since time immemorial: the UHT milk carton.Mark Gibbings-Jones, The Guardian, 12th January 2018
Frank Skinner believes being teetotal makes him a better parent.Sophia Moir, Metro, 12th January 2018
Frank Skinner clears some space in a basement bulging with bugbears, as a fresh series of the comedy panel show beckons.Catherine Tate, Nigel Havers and TV presenter Rylan Clark-Neal offer pet peeves for Skinner's Orwellian alcove; picks from the pissed-off participants include try-hard hipster restaurants, prearranged paparazzi shoots and - in a move that may well goad viewers into using a BBC bias hashtag or 10 - Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.Mark Gibbings-Jones, The Guardian, 13th January 2017
He quips: "At the moment, there's quite a big debate in the house about whether I should have a party or not. As someone said, 'it might be your last chance to have a party with an '0' on the end'."The Express and Star, 12th January 2017
Comedian James Acaster kicks things off nicely with his first pet hate, which is simply: geese. They are "the worst of all the animals," he argues via a nice routine on their lairy attitude. Which naturally is topped by host Frank Skinner, who goes off at a tangent with a story about geese and Rod Stewart - and as we know, Skinner's tangents and flights of fancy are what hold the show aloft, when it would otherwise be little more than "Gripe Idol". His routine about his tea-making approach is wonderful and leaves Heston Blumenthal spluttering in despair. Also on tonight: Kirsty Wark, who really doesn't like plastic flowers.David Butcher, Radio Times, 2nd February 2016
There's a chance to meet the man behind Citizen Khan, Adil Ray. And perhaps because Ray's professional life is spent permanently masked by fake facial hair, he selects "beards" as his first pet hate. His case against them is clearly flimsy, but slightly more convincing than his case against something central to our national culture: tomato ketchup. The audience is never on board for that one.
Elsewhere, in "the Great British Bellyache-Off", Greg Davies has a terrific rant about people who give their dogs very specific instructions ("...and the same can be applied, while I'm on the subject, to toddlers") before telling a story about dressing his dog in his dad's underpants.David Butcher, Radio Times, 26th January 2016