Declan Donnelly, Nadia Forde, Michael Buerk, Anthony Mcpartlin, Melanie Sykes and Vicky Michelle - National Television Awards held at the O2 - Winners Board. at National Television Awards - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 21st January 2015
Michael Buerk hates BBC3.
BBC stalwart Michael Buerk has called the recently axed BBC3 "drivel" despite a high profile battle to save the channel. The corporation announced that the channel will be moving online-only in an effort to save £100m - a decision that Buerk is only too happy to back.
Michael Buerk Is Glad To See The Back of BBC3
Buerk described BB3's offerings "embarrassing" and described the reality show Snog, Marry, Avoid? as "cutting-edge tripe."
Continue reading: Michael Buerk Calls BBC3 "Drivel" And "Cutting-Edge Tripe"
The Marmite advert has polarised audiences.
A television advert for Marmite, which uses a tongue-in-cheek approach to animal and child neglect, has prompted more than 250 complaints in less than 24 hours.
The TV ad follows a team parodying animal of child welfare officers visiting houses to save and re-home jars of Marmite neglected by their owners. Shot in a documentary style, the company's ad is part of a £2 million campaign and aired during ITV's Coronation Street, sparking a furious debate on Facebook and Twitter.
According to the Guardian, the Advertising Standards Authority received more than 250 complaints that the advert trivializes the work of animal charities and child protection agencies.
Continue reading: Is The 'Marmite' Advert Really Offensive, Or Really Funny? [Video]
'Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)' arrives in April.
The two awards have made for a great 72nd birthday present for the country music icon.