IF you thought Covid had sucked the thrills out of flying, think again – and fasten your seatbelts.
A sizzling new BBC reality series will chronicle the antics of one airline’s cabin crew and young pilots.
The access-all-areas show – which has the working title ‘Flight Club’ – follows the team working for Loganair in Scotland.
You can sit back with your drink and nibbles as the programme documents the crews’ romances and dramas outside of work, as well as life on board their aircraft.
A source said: “Flight Club will have everything – gorgeous crew, handsome pilots and a little travel inspo to inspire some wanderlust.
“But it’s the office romances at 35,000 feet, flirty passengers and bitching that really make it.”
The source added: “We’ve all heard stories about the partying lifestyles of cabin crew so expect lots of that.
“Flight Club will show the real world of aviation, not just groaning passengers who have missed their flights.”
A BBC source added: “With great characters being their authentic selves doing something they love and regional voices and stories, it has all the ingredients we love in a show.
"It’s an aspirational series that will show that there is more to the job than just flying passengers from A to B.”
The show, which will air on BBC3 over the coming winter, was filmed this summer at regional carrier Loganair’s headquarters in Glasgow.
Airport was on the BBC for 12 years, taking viewers behind the scenes at London Heathrow, so it’s fair to say there is a real appetite for snooping into the cockpit and beyond.
Let’s hope the Beeb’s latest aviation show is more Mile High Club than moaning about excess baggage charges at check-in, though.
Julia's earthy worm
SUPERWORM is this year’s big BBC Christmas film for kids.
But author Julia Donaldson has revealed the story originally had an unwittingly saucy intro.
She said: “The original first lines were ‘Superworm is long and pink, Superworm can grow and shrink.’
“No-one said anything! But then someone pointed it out, ‘What does that suggest to you?’ The opening words to the glossy animation are now: “Superworm is super-long, Superworm is super-strong.”
Olivia Colman narrates the film, while Matt Smith is the voice of Superworm.
But Julia, who is best known for The Gruffalo, admitted she has a blind spot when it comes to celebrity knowledge.
Huge names like James Corden, Helena Bonham Carter and Gillian Anderson have voiced the eight previous telly adaptations of Julia’s work.
The writer said: “I’d be terrible on Pointless when they ask you what actors are in what programme.
“Sometimes I’m ashamed to say I haven’t heard of the people.
“Then I suddenly realised that Superworm was Prince Philip in The Crown! So I was thinking, ‘Wow, that’s very, very gratifying’.”
She’d never be able to do my job.
Return of killer camping
IF you think I’m a Celebrity’s trials are too gruesome then look away now.
Killer Camp – the sinister murder mystery game show – is back for a second series.
Comedian Bobby Mair presides over the mayhem as 13 unsuspecting contestants check in to Camp Pleasant.
If you didn’t catch the first series, the twist is one of the campers is a ‘killer’ and to win cash the rest of the camp need to simply ‘stay alive’.
The site’s handyman Bruce will be on hand to help carry out the ‘slayings’.
A source said: “I know it might raise eyebrows but the first series went down a storm. As Bruce’s methods become more inventive and extreme it makes for hilarious viewing.”
I’m assured no contestants are hurt in making the show.
Killer Camp is on ITV at 10.45pm for eight consecutive nights from November 29.
Chris: My birthing trauma
SELLING Sunset’s Christine Quinn breaks down in tears as she recounts her ‘nightmare’ childbirth in the new series of the hit Netflix show.
The glam star explains how medics asked husband Christian Richard to choose whether they save her – or their unborn child
In the new series, which starts today, Christine says: “He was coming out sideways and his umbilical cord was wrapped around him.
“They said his heart rate is going down. All I hear is ‘emergency C-section, let’s go’ with no epidural.”
Speaking of her husband’s trauma, she added: “He was absolutely freaking out.
"And then, when we were doing the emergency C-section, my heart rate was going down, the baby’s was going down.
"A nurse went up to Christian and was like, ‘You need to make a priority right now. You have to choose one’ but he was like ‘both’.”
It’s a rare unguarded moment where Christine drops her tough-girl persona.
She added: “I remember before I went under the anaesthetic hearing that the baby’s heart rate was going down and they were afraid it was going to stop.
“That was the last thing I heard. It was a nightmare. ”
Christian Georges Dumontet is now six months old and described by Christine as an ‘angel child’.
Brilliant Britalian Giuseppe
GIUSEPPE Dell’Anno was last night crowned winner of the Great British Bake Off — and said: “I feel it’s been a great year for Italy.”
The Italian-born dad-of-three from Bristol added: “I truly can’t take it in. This has made me so incredibly happy to be a Britalian.
“Dell’Anno translates in English to ‘of the year’ – and I feel this has certainly been my year.”
In the final, Giuseppe was challenged to make a carrot cake, Belgian buns and then a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party showstopper.
He added: “Each of the finalists received two Hollywood Handshakes, and have been Star Baker twice, so I knew it was going to be a close race.”
Judge Prue Leith said: “He represents a long tradition of classic Italian baking.”
Helena is Noele
FORTY years after Noele Gordon’s shock sacking from her role as motel owner Meg Mortimer in Crossroads, ITV has commissioned a three-part drama about her life.
Entitled ‘Nolly’, Helena Bonham Carter will star in the lead role.
The series will be written by It’s A Sin and Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies.
HANDMADE host Mel Giedroycv is the latest celebrity announced for Strictly Come Dancing’s Christmas special.
The actor and comedian will dance with pro Neil Jones.
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