I don't watch a lot of the box but had a channel flick earlier + came across '80s Mania' on ITV. Could it be as grim as it seemed - unfortunately unbearably so. Den & Ange with Kelly Marie miming away. Very 80s in that plastic-not-happening-tv-show way tho'.
How worse could it get - 'next up Midge Ure'. O dear! I had that sinking feeling that I knew what was coming + it was indeed that dodgy Vienna performance. Respect to him for doing it live but it was painful to watch + to my mind unnecessary -transposing the song down to suit his voice would have done the trick. Without reading something into it that isn't there, the JD revelations may shed light on why he seemed so not with it + just a bit jaded.
Just put on the Anvil to redress the balance.