Amongst some of the more peculiar and sometimes mundane scenes of I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here is the banter between Peter Rowsthorn and Fiona O’Loughlin’s alter egos “Brenda & Ron.”
Acting up as a jaded marital couple, the chemistry between the two has not gone unnoticed by viewers, prompting some to wonder if there is a sitcom in the making? Many comedy ideas have begun as sketches, short films and slimmer starts than this.
Rowsthorn, of course, is already much-loved as the frazzled hubby of Kim Craig in Kath & Kim, but the last instalment, Kath & Kimderella was five years ago. If there are no more episodes on the horizon, there is arguably room for another comedy (after all other cast are working on new projects).
This year TEN is conducting a Pilot Week and whilst it may not be enough time to develop, script and shoot a new narrative comedy, it’s exactly the right forum to test a new comedy with Brenda, Ron and their potential empty nest.
TV Tonight understands industry eyes are watching the blossoming relationship with some interest, as well as audience reaction.