on the box
the 24seven guide
Friday 30 August 1996
Soap stars are also seeping slowly but surely into game shows. The new series of Dale Winton's camp classic, Supermarket Sweep, begins on Monday on ITV with a celebrity edition featuring actors from Emmerdale and EastEnders (again) going wild in the aisles. Soapsters seem to be spending so much time making "special guest star"-type appearances, the landlords of the Woolpack and the Queen Vic must be worried about falling takings.
Our slavering for the supernatural shows no show of abating. Surfing the wave of X Files-inspired fashion, Out of This World, the Carol Vorderman- hosted investigation of the paranormal, ghosted into BBC1's Top Five for the week ending 4 August. Ratcheting up more than eight million viewers, it was ahead of anything the Olympics had to offer during those seven days. As Dame Edna, and many others of us, would put it: spooky.
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