Thursday, September 15, 2005
The show features fashion journalist Angela Buttolph (a made-up name if ever I heard one), who believes that "by changing the way you dress, people will see you differently". Which is true. Unfortunately Angela seems to want people to see you as gay, which I'm not sure is the difference most of us would aspire to. Angela's victim on last night's show was Jason Staines (another comedy name), a software administrator from Surrey who is apparently introverted and lacking in self-confidence. So much so, that he applied to go on a national TV show.
Every day for five days, Jason has to agree to wear an outfit chosen by Angela. He has to wear it all day, and continue to go about his daily life. Which sounds fair enough. Unfortunately Angela Buttolph is no Trinny & Susannah. Having measured up the unsuspecting Jason, she hit the shops with the words "I'm off to find a week's worth of clothes that will really push Jason's personality in totally new directions". Or if not his personality, his sexuality. Suffice it to say, she's not shopping in any store I've ever been in.
But it was quite a romantic moment nonetheless. Jason's first words: "I've been in this all day". Rachel's response: "How embarrassing". The conclusion: "I think it's developed my ability to approach people". Yes, but it hasn't stopped them running away.
Something tells me Jason's clothes weren't the only thing to have come out of the closet this week.