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: The Most Annoying People of the Year

1/2. Richard Bacon narrates this irreverent review of 2008, showcasing the 100 most cringeworthy people, fads and fashions of the past 12 months from the worlds of entertainment, politics, music and sport. American presidents, island residents and modern artists all vie for a place on the list with the UK's very own celebrities and stars - although exactly where they'll appear is anybody's guess. Featuring countless moments that made people groan but which many secretly enjoyed, the first of these celebratory tongue-in-cheek programmes counts down the bottom 50 in the chart. The top 50 will be revealed in the second show, Which follows.
9.30 2/2. Concluding the irreverent review of the year, which looks back at 2008's most annoying moments and the people who got under the public's skin the most. The second half of the countdown reveals the top 50 most cringeworthy names in the worlds of entertainment, politics, music and sport. Narrated by Richard Bacon.
See choice, page 169.


Unknown: Richard Bacon
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: The Most Annoying People of the Year

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