Any Dream Will Do Beats Grease In Ratings Battle

Any Dream Will DoBBC reality show, Any Dream Will Do, has manged to trounce ITV’s rival musical show, Grease Is The Word on its launch week.

Six million people tuned in to see the 12 finalists who will compete for the lead in a West End production of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

ITV’s Grease Is The Word – whose judges include 1980s star Sinitta and David Gest – made its debut on Saturday, attracting an average audience of 4m.

I enjoyed both shows, but for different reasons. Grease was funny, in a cruel kind of way. David Gest has actually been told off for being too nasty, and there were some freaks on the show. But Any Dream Will Do was more enjoyable from a talent point of view. There were plenty of tears on both shows, but the judges on Any Dream Will Do were caring and constructive, Grease judges openly laughed at the hopeless cases, making it uncomfortable viewing at times.

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