I see that yet another series of Masterchef is starting on BBC TV tonight. It hardly seems any time at all since the last one finally ground to a halt. I have to say that I have a sneaking attraction for the series (although personally I prefer the non-“Celebrity” flavour) and the hosts, rather like the attraction a deer has for the oncoming headlights of the car that will deal it disaster. Part of it is the undoubted schadenfreude over some of the people who for some daft reason think that they can actually get anywhere in the competition.
But then again, I know my limitations, there is no way that I would have the effrontery to partake in this modern version of the gladiatorial arena. And for those that do, some at least have the wit to be able to write about it in an engaging fashion.