Is it just me or….(as so many logs are bound to begin)…is anyone else irritated by the new(ish) convention of replacing the off-camera interviewer with the obviously non-existent interviewer?
Masterchef pioneered the over-use of this with the two presenters (the fat one with glasses and the one with the attitude) shouting things, slightly off camera, neither at each other nor at anyone else we ever see.
It’s been carried over to Celebrity Masterchef with the fat one with glasses now shouting slightly out of frame at Michel Roux (who has students, but no pupils). Each makes blindingly obvious statements as if to each other, only we know they each know what they’re saying already, so who are they talking to? A presenter? We’ve never seen them. Us? Then why not talk to camera?
If anyone ever watched it, it was also used in ‘Mary Queen of Shops’ in which the tall stroppy woman shouted crossly at someone just over there out of frame.
Who’s idea is this? Who ever thought this was a clever technique. It must be stopped.