“You should choose more appropriate clothes or shed some pounds.” Remember those infamous words? They were spoken by Ian “Dicko” Dickson during the first series of Australian Idol and were directed at contestant Paulini Curuenavuli, who was wearing a ruched gold dress. The controversy surrounding those comments provided the inspiration for Ian’s latest project, the Network Ten program Can of Worms, which has been promoted with a series of TV commercials asking questions such as, “Should parents spy on their kids online?” and, “Is it wrong to tell your children there’s no God?”
Starting tonight and continuing every Monday, Ian, along with comedian Meshel Laurie, will bring together a panel of three guests, a studio audience and the Australian public to discuss things that affect us every day: political correctness, personal values and more (as demonstrated by the questions above). But there will be no fence-sitting on this show — guests will have to answer either ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ to the questions that are asked. It sounds like it’ll start lots of conversations, and I can’t wait to catch the first episode. Will you tune in?
Can of Worms premieres tonight on Network Ten at 8:30 p.m.