Ryan-Mark Parsons: ‘Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon bring the BGT talent’

Ryan-Mark Parsons is kicking off his exclusive Daily Star Online column with his thoughts on the biggest television news of the past few weeks.

Britain's Got Talent is back, with Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon bringing back their usual glamour, while Simon Cowell is away after breaking his back in a bike accident.

ITV viewers had been left amazed when a contestant finally won the top prize again on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? – the sixth time in its 22-year history.

Reality television fans were devastated when Kim Kardashian announced the end of her family show Keeping Up With the Kardashians after a whopping 20 seasons.

And it turns out Ryan-Mark has a bit of a confession to make…

Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon have talent

Britain's Got Talent has returned, and we have already seen two semi-finals, with a Covid-friendly backdrop of hundreds of screens of viewers watching from home.

Of course, we should be looking forward to the acts, occasionally they're mildly talented, but let's be real, we're all here for Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon's dresses.

They've made an impact so far.

Let's start with Amanda Holden, now the oldest judge on the panel (though you'd never be able to tell).

She kicked off the semi-finals in a flawless Julien Macdonald gold sequin dress. The plunging neckline, dramatic high shoulders with fringed cuffs and hems, overall was stunning and a perfect choice for her.

She didn't fail in her second look of the semi-finals either, wearing a monochromatic fishtail dress by Pronovias. Again, utterly fabulous, very sophisticated, and classic Amanda chic that we all love.

Moving onto Alesha's looks of the semi-finals, definitely more youthful and energetic, her standard anyway.

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Starting with the first semi-final, wearing Rami Kadi's chromatic and gorgeously wild asymmetric gown with a corset bodice. What more could you want? Just exquisite, and Ryan-Mark Approved.

Strutting onto the stage into the second semi-final, Dixon was bright pink in an impressive Harry Halim satin blazer and matching wide trousers.

I call this basketball-chic: a mix of couture and athletic, and she pulled it off, undeniably.

Yes, yes, yes, and a golden buzzer for both of them.

I was so distracted I forgot Simon was missing, oh well.

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Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? is iconic to this country; I was recently gripped by the ITV drama 'Quiz' in which Charles Ingram allegedly cheated his way to £1million.

In the revived Jeremy Clarkson show, teacher Donald Fear has become the sixth millionaire in the show's 22-year history.

Quite frankly, this is embarrassing.

It has been a staggering 14-years since the last millionaire, which is a testament to lack of knowledge nowadays.

Everyone is so glued to social media and the likes of Gemma Collins, the level of intelligence is rapidly slipping.

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The average IQ in Britain is 90 to 110, so you would expect a few more winners than just six.

Half of these questions are pretty obvious, and with several lifelines, what could go wrong? Seemingly a lot.

The ITV casting team must be choosing a particular type of person and then randomly sprinkling the odd semi-intelligent contestant into the mix.

However, I love Clarkson in this role. He's an asset to ITV – makes viewing thoroughly entertaining with his acerbic wit, and I'm glad he's swapped racing cars for something a bit more civilised in the evening.

Keeping Up with the Kardashians, come back!

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Keeping Up with the Kardashians has announced after 14 years, and 20 seasons, they're ending the reality show in 2021.

I have just recovered from this seismic news. It has rocked the civilised world.

I'm also coming out of my Birkin-clad Kardashian closet; it has always been a secret of mine that I'm probably one of their greatest fans.

It's very easy to bash the Kardashian-Jenner clan, but they've made more money than you'll ever see in your life.

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Piers Morgan, who has called the famous sisters "brain-dead", overlooks their extraordinary business savviness.

Both Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner's net worth combined is close to $2billion, which doesn't happen without a brain.

But it's not just about the money they've made; it's also the sheer entertainment they have provided to millions across the world.

They have also candidly documented the struggles of mental health.

When Caitlyn Jenner broke the internet in coming out as transgender, there's no doubt she has inspired thousands, if not millions of young people, to live their authentic lives in whatever gender.

I could go on.

My simple point is, it's easy to join the bandwagon of hating people more successful than you, but just accept they have an indelible legacy and Kim K’s ass is just as gravitating as their show.

I love you, and you will be missed.

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