Entertainment editors at BBC panic as The Voice ends.
BBC News’ entertainment segment was in disarray this morning, with the news that season two of The Voice has now ended.
Panicked editors across the channel scrambled to find what else to fill the entire section of their BBC Entertainment News area with now that the show’s finished it’s second season.
“We’ve been disproportionately covering The Voice for months now, to try and justify the disproportionate amount of money we paid to broadcast the thing in the first place.” said one editor “We may actually have to do some real entertainment journalism, rather than just flout laws of fairness and equality in our reporting to get lazy access to insider information” he went on to say.
The plan to constantly interview Jessie J and Will.I.Am in rotation for the rest of the year until the next series launch has been floated with a number of journalists who’d rather be getting drunk at film premieres, and seems to be the leading solution to the impending content gap that The Voice will leave “We might be able to get an interview with Leah McFall to show how unfair the results really were” suggests one junior journalist who will be immediately promoted on the basis of her great ideas.
Another member of staff suggested fairly and accurately covering other non-BBC network shows based on their higher viewership and public interest, but said staff member was quickly shown the door and is now working in Netto.