We start, then, with Mario's decision to send a Valentine’s sing-o-gram to his bit-on-the-side girlfriend, Lucy. Cheating boyfriends/husbands take note, nothing says forgive me quite like a cheesy rendition of a Bruno Mars hit, sung with all the finesse of an X-Factor first-round reject.
Elsewhere in TOWIE, Arg showed Lydia exactly what she was missing out on by going topless on the beach. Regrettably, though, he is probably the only member of TOWIE with real boobs.
It's at this point I must address a niggling issue of mine. Every woman I ever meet – and, admittedly, that's not very many - seems obsessed with emulating the TOWIE girls’ looks and getting with the TOWIE guys.
A look at Arg topless should surely be enough to put even the most die-hard of fans off any form of casual encounter. Maybe instead they should direct their affections to a certain super-famous ex-Apprentice star. Then again, I doubt Margaret would appreciate it.
Slickly segueing from a pair of breasts to a pair of skaters, this week’s Dancing on Ice saw more pseudo-melodrama than ever before. Jennifer Ellison managed to kick herself in the head, while Rosemary Conley got kicked off the show.
Sadly, owing to a severe Essex-induced hangover, I was unable to take in much more of the show or care about injured and overpaid celebrities.
Luckily, though, a fresh series of Britain's Got Talent is just around the corner. I'm literally holding my breath with excitement.
Until next week,
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