I'd Do Anything brings a touch of East End glamour to Saturday nights...

I always struggle when it comes to BBC1’s annual Andrew Lloyd Webber fest mainly due to the fact that I can’t stand musicals [Bugsy Malone and Rocky Horror aside]. However, so far so good for I‘d Do Anything.

I like the fact the BBC have decided to add a bit of the audition stages this time around without being too gratuitous with the nutters. Also despite the fact that his face looks a bit like mashed potato, I find myself liking The Lord more and more.

It’s also not quite as camp as Any Dream Will Do. Actually I take that back I’ve just remembered John Barrowman in the audition room where he actually manages to make Graham Norton look butch.

However, I can already see problems ahead. Not only are the bad cockney accents already getting on my nerves [believe me I live in East London, chirpy cockneys don’t exist] but I hate to say it the cute kids are even more grating.

But, most irritating, is the fact that every time I hear I Do Anything I get the line ‘would you fight my Bill? What fisticuffs?’ in my head. On repeat. For hours. Something previously only achieved by The Littlest Hobo’s theme tune. Oh well, only another two months of it to go…