So Roxy Jacenko’s Reality Show Aired Last Night & The Internet Has Some Thoughts
Last night saw the debut of controversial PR founder Roxy Jacenko’s TV series ‘I Am… Roxy!’ and, ah, people had some feelings.
Channel 10 sold the pilot as an "entertaining and comedic access-all-areas pilot [that] pries into Roxy’s everyday life behind her world of high glamour and outrageous excess," but that's not exactly how it was received. Oop.
"I'm frank, I'm clear and concise...and at times, a bull in a china shop"
— Channel 10 (@Channel10AU) September 11, 2019
Like anything Roxy-related, opinion on the show is divided. Some reckon it's Australia's answer to Keeping Up With The Kardashians, others think it's just about on par with Channel 10's ill-fated variety show, Saturday Night Rove, which got axed after two episodes.
Whether you’re a fan of Rox or not, no one can deny she works bloody hard. She’s built five businesses, penned five books and has successfully made herself a household name in Australia as a straight-talking boss. Here are all the best reactions to Roxy's TV premiere.
Honestly, I'd rather watch that mask-singing show than this. And people in masks terrify me. #IAmRoxy
— Andy Thompson (@SweatyJester) September 11, 2019
I liked this show & hope it continues. Critics be inspired don't waste energy being haters #IAmRoxy works hard & reaps the rewards - so what - create your own haters. She battled cancer while hubby was away & ran an empire. If you can't match that - don't judge.
— Jacinta (@jacintaslife) September 12, 2019
Thanks to #IAmRoxy all the dishes are done , washing’s on the line and I put away 3 baskets of clothes. Great motivation to step away from the TV
— Notorious Team Oz Mate (@bebutch) September 11, 2019
The verdict is in #IAmRoxy : Entertaining.
— Nadine Hadaya (@NadineHadaya) September 11, 2019
I didn’t ever think I would be able to relate to Roxy Jacenko but her walking around the office clutching her chest completely fine saying “well shit, I’m having a heart attack” is so extremely me. #IAmRoxy #PilotWeek
— Alex Anastassiou (@alexanasta_) September 11, 2019
Watching Roxy Jacenko is like watching a Chris Lilley special except she is real and not a character. #IAmRoxy
— John Lynch (@jlynch73) September 11, 2019
Roxy’s antics were upstaged, though, when people noticed that Barry Cassidy - yep, respected political journalist and former host of ABC’s Insiders, that Barry - was narrating the ep.
— Jodi Lee (@jodilee_7) September 11, 2019
— Sam Murden (@MrSamMurden) September 11, 2019
So far the most shocking thing about #IAmRoxy is that it’s narrated by Barrie Cassidy.
— Jessie Aiton (@jessie_aiton) September 11, 2019
Came for Roxy, staying for Barrie. #IAmRoxy
— Matt Baseley (@MattBaseley) September 11, 2019
Despite assumptions, Barry actually doesn’t have a tonne of debt forcing him into cahoots with Channel 10. He told news.com.au that he thought narrating the show would be “a bit of fun” - err okay, Baz.
Ratings from last night reveal that the show certainly wasn't a hit. Will 'I Am... Roxy!' find the viewers or will the reality show be another victim of pilot season? We'll bring you more as this very important story develops.
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