Eurotrash (TV series)  

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Eurotrash is a Rapido TV production in English. It is shown in the UK on Channel 4 and is a late-night comical review of adult topics from the continent, nudity and weird titillation being the prime movers. It has had a 16 series run.

The first six series were co-presented by Antoine de Caunes and Jean-Paul Gaultier; now only de Caunes presents. Jean-Paul was particularly fond of two giraffes made from toilet rolls named Pipi and Popo. Victoria Silvstedt was a semi-regular during 2003, often appearing in the studio with Antoine to present the Naked Germans of the Week feature

The programme is surreal and has a very low budget feel to it, which has made it into cult viewing. Topics covered have included 'nude cleaning services', nude magicians and large-breasted singers. The series was originally announced and the articles narrated and voiced by Kate Robbins, but she was replaced as narrator/announcer by Maria McErlane from Series 4 to create a better effect. Robbins moved to doing voice over dubbing for the various strange continental "stars", which she performed in Yorkshire and other English regional accents and similar quirky anglicised effects during their interviews.

Each episode is sung in and out by a piece of continental pop music, usually performed with Antoine dancing along with them.

Flemish speaking Belgian's number one entertainer, Eddy Wally, and Adriana Sklenaříková are regular guests on the show. Lolo Ferrari was also a regular guest. Others include the Egg head sisters Eva & Adele, Mr Penguin and Mr. Methane.

As of 2007, it is close to two years since the last series, Season 16 first aired, and the show is presumably no longer in production.

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