Ignore those big things like, oh I dont know, not speaking the native language or maybe those pesky religious differences that one can stumble across when moving to a new country - honestly, nothing can make a person feel more like an outsider than not being able to keep up with the "celebrity gossip". (I've always focused on the important here, you know!)
With this in mind, I thought it might be a valuable public service to introduce newcomers to some of the local "celebrities" (and I use that term VERY loosely).
First up is none other than Mr Jeremy Kyle.
If you have spent any time at home during the day as most of us do before beginning our jobs or whatever else keeps us busy during the day, you have most likely been privvy to his top-notch talk show which is comparable to the Pride of American Daytime Television, Mr Maury Povich (minus Connie Chung). Here's the low down:
Vitals: Born 7 July 1965 in London; went to University of Surrey; began a radio career in advertising sales, then moved to on-air work, then eventually to TV; married twice; four children
Relationships With Other "Celebrities": None. Does that make him "down to earth"?
Best Scandal: Nothing too scandalous here, I'm afraid. The best I can find is that his ex-wife claims Jeremy had a "desctructive gambling habit", which lead to him stealing money from her bank account, and accumulating thousands of pounds of debt to fund his habit. Big whoop.
That's a Bit Strange: He suffers from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and has stated in his book "I'm Only Being Honest" that he "licks his mobile phone to make sure it's clean". Yeah, I'm not sure what to say about this...
Coming to America? Maybe!! In January 2010, ITV (the channel which broadcasts the Jeremy Kyle Show announced they'd be taking a pilot version of the show to the United States in summer 2010. No word on the outcome of this, but it was said at the time of the announcement that if the pilot proves successful, the show will start a North American rollout in 2011. Oh you lucky people! Taco Bell and Jeremy Kyle - who says you can't have it all?
Watch him in Action!