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Excess Baggage – Where’s Kate Cebrano?

Excess Baggage will now be moved to GO from Monday and will screen at 6.30pm, which is a negative thing for the show, but a positive thing for people who have been having difficulty recording all the reality shows on TV.

Tonight it started with a raft building exercise and many to-camera pieces from Darren Lyons. Is he the only one giving good to-camera pieces? Or are they just trying to build the tension between him and Lisa? It would be great for other people to get more screen time. Most times Gabby Milgate says something it is amusing and pithy, but at the moment it feels like the Darren and Ajay show.

Also last night host Kate Cebrano was not sighted – Christian the trainer, and Joanna the nutritionist did the challenges. What is Kate’s actual role?

After the raft challenge where the grey team of Brant and John came first there was a diet challenge where the contestants had to identify good and bad food. The trick was there was no bad food, with Joanna saying you could eat anything but just in moderation. However I know she is a nutritionist, but in my opinion people who have food addiction issues really find it hard to stop at that one piece of chocolate or the few chips. As could later be seen with Brant Webb continuing to drink.

I was also vaguely amused with Kevin Federline squirming about being asked about his ex-Brittany Spears, why else does he think he is on the show? His dancing skills? In fact the way he handled his break up with her increased the respect people had towards him, but that is his is claim to fame.

It was then time to reveal the scoreboard with Christine and Nathan at the top with ten points, followed by Brant and John, and Gabby and Ben. Darren and Lisa were at the bottom of the leader board.

Tonight we should see what these points mean after they go before the judges again to see how they measure up this week.



1 smauge { 02.08.12 at 1:32 pm }

Are they editing this on the fly? Maybe they realized KC is completely unnessecary. Reminds me of the chick who hosted the first season of Masterchef (can’t remember her name!)

2 FYI { 02.08.12 at 8:44 pm }

‘To-camera-piece’ = no.

There are ‘pieces to camera’, which mean the person is literally looking down the barrel of the camera, like in a news broadcast, or a host of a show. The rest are called interviews. Look for the speaker’s eyeline. If they are speaking to someone *just* off camera, which in these shows they are, 100% of the time, that’s an interview. The words you’re looking for are ‘interview grabs’.

Phew. That’s been bothering me for months.

3 AnonyMousse { 02.09.12 at 1:30 am }

6:30 on GO? That means they’ll be bumping/moving Wipeout (checks a tv guide) to an hour earlier when I can’t see it as I’m still in transit from work! Rage!!!

And yes, I’d much rather see people hurting themselves through a contrived obstacle course with voiced-over American witticisms than watch Excess Baggage. The show never hooked me.

4 smauge { 02.09.12 at 7:05 am }

You need a TiVo!