Love them or hate them, Richard and Judy had a massive impact on the UK’s book buying public. However, their popular show didn’t survive when it was transplanted from Channel 4 to Watch, a digital channel, and left the air back in July. (I wonder why?)
Never fear TV Book Club fans, Channel 4 will be returning the Book Club to our screens – albeit without the duo. Instead books will be discussed by folks like Strictly Come Dancing contestant Laila Rouass, comic Jo Brand and stylist Gok Wan. Interesting. I wonder whether these guys will have the same ability to effectively launch careers on the back of a televised discussion of its merits? Whether they will end up fighting over the books? Whether Gok will make the authors get naked?
I guess it’s got to be a good thing either way, the more people reading the better.