Viewers thought Alan Carr's Grease Night was an absolute cringe-fest


Grease Night on Channel 4 was supposed to be an extravaganza of 1950s dancing, singing and comedy japes.

In the run-up people were really looking forward to it, especially as we had the actual movie to whet our appetites beforehand.

Jonathan Ross
The guest panel included Jonathan Ross (Screenshot/Channel 4)

Unfortunately, a less-than-excited audience, bad camera work and having almost nothing to do with the movie Grease made everything, well, a bit odd.

Fronted by chatty man Alan Carr and fellow comedian Katherine Ryan, the show - which included four couples battling it out for the title of Prom King and Queen and some tongue-in-cheek 1950s advices videos - was broadcast live.

Maybe it shouldn't have been.

Katherine Ryan and Alan Carr
Katherine and Alan in action (Screenshot/Channel 4)

We felt sorry for poor Didi Conn, AKA Frenchie, for having to take part.

Didi Conn dressed in 50's gear
At least Frenchie looked amazing (Screenshot/Channel 4)

This guy thought we should just end it all, that silence and a blank screen would be better.

Some people - not many - did enjoy it though.

Nevertheless, we all unanimously agreed that the studio desperately needed some air conditioning - poor Alan was boiling alive!

Alan's leather jacket was quickly removed for comfort over authenticity, and everyone was pleased for his safety.

Alan Carr wearing a blue suit
Alan looking dapper in his suit (Screenshot/Channel 4)

All in all, not a successful night.