the MasterChef final, I asked him whether tears were now an essential condiment of the culinary competition but he was too misty-eyed to answer.
Same goes for The Repair Shop. When someone clutches a clapped-out footstool, it feels like the upholsterer is only adjudged to have done a solid job if the recipient blubs on seeing it freshly stuffed.
As for talent shows, they’ve long been awash. Recently, I caught a bit of BGT. The Barnsley Youth Choir had barely sang a few bars of Fix You before the audience fell apart.Read more on telegraph.co.uk