Advanced search

to think that a kids to presenter

(23 Posts)
MyBreadIsEggy Tue 09-Aug-16 10:28:48

should be able to carry a fecking tune if they work on a programme that involves music and singing?!!
I am of course referring to Pui Fan Lee on Cbeebies' Show Me Show Me.
Chris can sing quite well. Pui however, cannot. Makes me want to go temporarily deaf for the time it is on blush and the worst part?! My Dd loves this infernal show! She is standing at the tv cabinet, having a little boogy as we speak!
I can't be only one who thinks Pui is completely tone deaf and needs to be replaced or just stopped from singing?!

Lj8893 Tue 09-Aug-16 10:33:37

Ah she's not that bad, I don't think Chris is any better to be honest. I've certainly heard worse singers!

anniroc Tue 09-Aug-16 10:36:27

Sorry, but I love SMSM. Chris and Pui are national treasures.

hazeyjane Tue 09-Aug-16 10:36:57

I think it is good to have non dancers dancing about, non singers singing - entertaining children (which she is really good at) shouldn't be about being slick and polished it should be about enthusiasm and willingness to make a tit of oneself when necessary.

That1950sMum Tue 09-Aug-16 10:37:57

She just needs to be perky and bland for kids TV and she ticks both those boxes. Singing is a bonus.

Hagothehills Tue 09-Aug-16 10:38:05

Not at all! That being said the whole program makes me want to throw things at the tv. But ds loves it and was dancing along to it this morning too. If the world didn't end when I changed channel when it's on I would!

Only1scoop Tue 09-Aug-16 10:38:32

Pui can give it some on stage momo Bot stylie....

She's Ace


hazeyjane Tue 09-Aug-16 10:39:58

The 'good' singers (thinking of the level of Milkshake presenters) all seem like they are just fucked off that they missed their chance to be in a boy/girl band.

MakeItRain Tue 09-Aug-16 10:45:18

YABVU Chris and Pui are the best thing on CBeebies!! I was irrationally devastated when they stopped being part of the main presenting team!
Sadly my children have grown out of CBeebies now, but I swear it kept me
sane during the toddler days!

VioletBam Tue 09-Aug-16 10:46:29

Pui is an institution! She will NEVER be replaced.

So there.

VioletBam Tue 09-Aug-16 10:47:06

Did you know she was in Bridget Jones Diary? The part when Bridget is in prison? Well Pui is one of the other prisoners.

MyBreadIsEggy Tue 09-Aug-16 10:57:59

omg violet you are right!!!
I agree they are entertaining and seem to never age hmm CBeebies was just starting up as its own channel when I was very little, and they were on it then shock....I just can't bear the singing 😫😫

MyBreadIsEggy Tue 09-Aug-16 10:59:15

shockshock spot Pui!

ProcrastinatingNow Tue 09-Aug-16 11:09:07

I can't sing. I truly can't hold a note.

I love to sing.

Jasonandyawegunorts Tue 09-Aug-16 11:09:11


I agree they are entertaining and seem to never age hmm CBeebies was just starting up as its own channel when I was very little, and they were on it then

Are you sure it's not just that you are watching repeats.

JinkxMonsoon Tue 09-Aug-16 11:22:24

I'll never hear a bad word said about Show Me Show Me.

Tell you who are worse singers? The CBeebies presenters. Occasionally they'll show Andy singing Twinkle Twinkle (or maybe some other nursery rhyme, I've tried to block it out) and I cringe so hard for him grin

Anyway, it's nice for children to hear people with ordinary singing voices instead of X Factor style perfection. It's the sort of thing they're used to hearing at playgroups, etc.

NovemberInDailyFailLand Tue 09-Aug-16 11:38:42

Pui is irreplaceable.

Although I'd like to see Rod, Jane and Freddy's glorious return...

Hadenoughoftumble Tue 09-Aug-16 11:46:16

I used to hate SMSM.

Dd loves it though- and it has grown on me.

Chris and Pui are just so damned enthusiastic, it's infectious!

RhodaBorrocks Tue 09-Aug-16 11:49:04

Pui was also the original Po on Teletubbies. I'll just leave you with that little nugget of highly useful information...

MyBreadIsEggy Tue 09-Aug-16 11:54:50

Jason I was 7 when CBeebies first became its own channel in 2002 and Chris & Pui were on it then blush

Jasonandyawegunorts Thu 11-Aug-16 12:56:21


You've made me feel old.

So anyone know how i can get in contact with the guy that does sooty now... richard cardell and ask him to invite rod jane and freddy on an episode.
Becuase i really feel it will boost sooty's ratings if the singers from rainbow are on it, the hard core rainbow fanbase will join forces with the Sooty people that way.

HippyChickMama Thu 11-Aug-16 13:05:09

Pui was in the Worst Witch film in the 80s too

evilgiraffe Thu 11-Aug-16 15:12:08

DH downloaded Andy's album the other day. He's not the most talented, but stupid songs about odd socks and "the dinosaur - football legend mega match" definitely make journeys pass more quickly.

Also Andy can do no wrong, Prehistoric Adventures is ace.

Chris and Pui are lovely, and not too try-hard smiley. Normal people playing, that's what Show Me Show Me is, and that's a great thing for kids TV.

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now