Sometimes good news is so unexpected.
The Krypton Factor had almost faded into the status of legendary in its years outside of the limelight. It stood as a figurehead of a time just out of memory – something whose existence we began to question, attempting to conceive whether anything so stupendously brilliant could actually exist.
It had a bit with an assault course. It had a bit with some big puzzles and, more than that, it had a memory test. And it was all presented by Gordon Burns – an unassuming taskmaster blessed with wit, verve and tenacity.
Shame they’ve put Ben Shephard at the helm this time round. And in truth, I can’t see why this is due a return… are ITV trying to combat the Hole In The Wall fever that’s flowing through the country with a reminder of the good old days? If it’s shown on a Saturday and is up against Hole In The Wall’s might, I know which one I’ll choose when waiting for Harry Hill to start…