Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Sunday Choice

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Sunday Choice

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I'm A Celebrity ...

Get Me Out Of Here!

9pm, ITV1 TEST yourselves with a few of these posers: name all seven dwarfs, remember the entire cast of The Dirty Dozen or The Magnificent Seven, or list every FA Cup winner since 1980.

Got your grey matter all warmed up? Good, now try to remember all four previous nonentity winners of I'm A Celebrity- Despite blanket coverage across every single ITV channel (terrestrial and digital) plus a rabid frenzy of tabloid attention, I'm betting you can't.

This year's list of D-list deadbeats aren't going to make it any easier for future players of that game.

Sheree Murphy? Someone from Blue?

Another Atomic Kitten veteran? Most of this lot wouldn't make the cut if you were looking for someone to open your village fete. Any group where David Dickinson, Jimmy Osmond and Ricky from EastEnders - sorry, actor Sid Owen - are the big names is an eminently forgettable selection.

Starting tonight, Ant and Dec (right) will be on presenting duty for the 10 minor-leaguers' stay in the Aussie jungle. They promise to have "the most absurd, unusual and horrific Bushtucker trials" - so not just more of the same bug-eating nonsense, then?

Whatever happens, prepare for a fortnight of spirit-sapping saturation coverage before it all fades from your brain as quickly as it arrived. - CT BEST FILM Tin Cup 10.10pm, Sky Movies 1 Director Ron Shelton turns his attention to golf, with Kevin Costner as a washed-up natural swinger, who, in an attempt to catch the eye of Rene Russo (right, with Costner), tries to clean up his act and have a stab at the US Open.

But Russo is entangled with Costner's longtime archenemy, PGA pro Don Johnson. Costner delivers a warm, humane performance, nicely complemented by Russo, who shows a natural and assured aptitude for comedy. …

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