Ah, Stars in Their Eyes – an old ITV classic, beloved by many. So when the news came that the channel was rebooting Matthew Kelly’s celebrity makeover songfest, and fronting it with popular comedian Harry Hill, it seemed like a no-brainer. Surely a show with that kind of pedigree couldn’t help but be a success, right?
Cannot believe how bad #StarsInTheirEyes is on ITV. Mind numbingly bad. Like really bad. Axe. It. Just put a movie on, guyzzz.
— deanpiper (@deanpiper) January 10, 2015
It’s safe to say the new show wasn’t too popular – some took issue with Hill’s style of presenting, others with the new structure of the show involving more skits. After a while, all this unhappiness led to some calling time on the series already.
So disappointed with last nights #StarsInTheirEyes won't be watching again if this joke of a show continues the way it is!
— Carmen Jones (@carmenxmx) January 11, 2015
Many others couldn’t help but be nostalgic for the days of previous host Matthew Kelly
The only good moment was when the first contestant genuinely said 'Tonight Matthew' #starsintheireyes
— Darren Ruback (@Darren_Ruback) January 11, 2015
And some even felt the need to get the authorities involved.
— WalesOnCraic (@WalesOnCraic) January 11, 2015
— Paul Upton (@PaulUpton) January 10, 2015